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Dr Pimple Popper removes two growths from man’s nose that attract flies

Man, 60, with two growths on his nose that cause breathing difficulties and leak so much pus it attracts flies has ‘life-changing surgery’ to have them removed on Dr Pimple Popper

  • Roger, 60, from San Antonio, Texas, has two large rhinophymas on his nose
  • On Dr Pimple Popper he revealed the lumps started as a pimple 11 years ago 
  • Had lumps that make it a struggle for him to breathe removed in life-changing surgery 

A desperate man with two huge growths on his nose that attracted flies and made it a struggle for him to breathe had them removed on the latest episode of cult reality TV show, Dr Pimple Popper.    

Former steelworker Roger, 60, from San Antonio, Texas, revealed the lumps started as a small pimple 11 years ago.   

But they’ve since grown to huge rhinophymas that cover his face and drop below his chin, meaning people laugh and him on the streets and he’s unable to work.  

A desperate man with two huge growths on his nose that attracted flies and made it a struggle for him to breathe had them removed on the latest episode of cult reality TV show, Dr Pimple Popper.

‘I have this big old growth on my nose.  They have little holes. That’s where all the puss comes out,’ he explained.  

‘I can’t breathe through my nose because of the heaviness’.

Desperate Roger also told how flies are attracted to his nose because of the discharge. 

‘I have to move my nose because I can’t eat right. I haven’t worked for a while because everybody gets scared of me. 

‘Everybody laughs at me’.

Former steelworker Roger, 60, from San Antonio, Texas, revealed the lumps started as a small pimple 11 years ago. He is pictured post surgery.

Former steelworker Roger, 60, from San Antonio, Texas, revealed the lumps started as a small pimple 11 years ago. He is pictured post surgery.

Roger said that he use to 'look normal' before the growths. He is pictured as a young man

Roger said that he use to ‘look normal’ before the growths. He is pictured as a young man

Roger is pictured on the operating table as he headed to get his rhinophymas removed

Roger is pictured on the operating table as he headed to get his rhinophymas removed

What is Rhinophyma? 

Rhinophyma is a progressive skin condition that affects the nose.

It most commonly affects people with rosacea, with their noses becoming redder, swollen at the ends and bumpy.

Rhinophyma occurs due to the formation of scar-like tissue, as well as the glands that produce oil on the skin enlarging.

It is not genetic or linked to alcohol.

There is no cure. 

On the first episode of the latest series, Roger met Dr. Sandra Lee, and revealed she was his last hope as hospitals refused to help him because he had no insurance.

But Dr Ryan Osbourne and Dr Jason Hamilton agreed to operatefor free through a charitable foundation. 

Dr Lee said:’When I initially saw Roger’s nose, I thought Holy Cow!

‘I couldn’t believe he has this level of rhinophyma. 

‘It’s the most extreme case I’ve ever seen. 

‘His situation is fairly critical’

Dr Lee brought in expert dermatologist Richard Bennett to operate on the nose.

But they both decided the the risk was too high due to possible blood loss.   

‘Its an extremely risky procedure. 

‘Blood loss is a major concern and could lead to cardiac arrest,’ Dr Les explained

‘It’s best tog get Roger gets under general anaesthesia with lots of blood around’.

Explaining the procedure,   Dr Osbourne said: You’ve got to be careful and not remove the normal parts of the nose.

‘If I were to remove too much of this tissue, we could go from one deformity into another deformity.

On the first episode of the latest series, Roger met Dr. Sandra Lee, and revealed she was his last hope as hospitals refused to help him because he had no insurance.

On the first episode of the latest series, Roger met Dr. Sandra Lee, and revealed she was his last hope as hospitals refused to help him because he had no insurance.

Dr Lee brought in expert dermatologist Richard Bennett to operate on the nose. Pictured post-op

Dr Lee brought in expert dermatologist Richard Bennett to operate on the nose. Pictured post-op

Roger revealed her can't breathe through his nose because of the heaviness of his growths

Roger revealed her can't breathe through his nose because of the heaviness of his growths

Roger revealed her can’t breathe through his nose because of the heaviness of his growths 

The growth is pictured following it's removal. After the surgery, Roger claimed his whole life had changed.

The growth is pictured following it’s removal. After the surgery, Roger claimed his whole life had changed.

After the surgery, Roger claimed his whole life had changed.

‘It took a long time to heal but now my nose looks great,’ he said.

‘Old ladies are talking to me,’

Dr Pimple Popper airs at 10pm on Thursdays exclusively on TLC, and stream on discovery+ 

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