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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-70

Tangential excision of rhinophyma with the disposable razor blade: Simple and cost efficient with aesthetically good results


1 Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, AGAPLESION Markus Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
3 Department of Plastic, Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, AGAPLESION Ev. Hospital Mittelhessen, Gießen, Germany
4 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Academic Hospital, Feldkirch, Austria

Correspondence Address:
Marcus Vishal Kiehlmann
Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, AGAPLESION Markus Hospital Frankfurt, Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 4, 60431 Frankfurt am Main.
Germany
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_139_20

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Settings and Design: In this two-center study, patients’ charts and photodocumentation were analyzed retrospectively. Materials and Methods: Surgery was performed under general anesthesia with an additional local anesthesia of the affected areas of the nose. We removed the hypertrophic tissue in thin layers with a sterile disposable razor blade under constant visual control of the underlying cartilage and adnexal structures. A dressing with Mepithel and gauzes was applied. Patients presented weekly to monitor the wounds. Follow-up was 1 year. Results: From 2016 to 2019, nine male patients with rhinophyma underwent surgical therapy at AGAPLESION Markus Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria. The mean age of the patients was 66 years. Mean time to complete re-epithelization equaled 31.5 days. No recurrences were noted within the follow-up period of 1 year. Patients’ satisfaction was very high. Only one patient had hypertrophic scars at the wing of the nose and another one developed a superficial fistula without connection to the nasal cavity. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case series describing the use of a disposable razor blade for rhinophyma treatment supporting its efficiency described in previous anecdotal publications. We can highly recommend the technique, as it is cost-efficient and simple and provides excellent aesthetic results.


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