SANDRA Lee, a California-based dermatologist, is famously recognized online as Dr. Pimple Popper.
Fans of Lee’s work follow her career on her TLC series, Dr. Pimple Popper, where she sees patients with unusual cases of facial and skin disorders at her clinic, Skin Physicians & Surgeons.
Who is the man from Dr. Pimple Popper with growths on his nose?
Perhaps one of the strange and gut-wrenching episodes came when Roger, 60, from San Antonio, Texas, walked through the clinic’s doors.
At the time, Roger has two large rhinophymas on his nose.
Rhinophyma can be caused by rosacea, which is a thickening of oily skin.
Roger, a steelworker, revealed to Dr Lee that the lumps started as a pimple 11 years ago.
The two huge growths on his nose attracted flies and made it difficult for him to breathe.
“I have this big old growth on my nose. They have little holes. That’s where all the puss comes out,” Roger explained on the show.
“I can’t breathe through my nose because of the heaviness. 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.”
Dr Lee suggested to Roger that the growth is a lack of proper blood supply, describing his case as “extremely critical.”
Was the man’s nose ever cured?
During an episode of Dr. Pimple Popper, Roger met Dr Lee and told her she was his last hope as hospitals refused to help him because he had no insurance.
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 Roger’s nose.
However, they both decided the risk was too high due to possible blood loss.
“It’s an extremely risky procedure. Blood loss is a major concern and could lead to cardiac arrest,” Dr Lee explained.
“It’s best to get Roger gets under general anesthesia with lots of blood around.”
Dr Osbourne explained the procedure, saying: 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.
Despite the difficulty of the procedure, the dup worked extremely hard on carefully removing the lumps without causing any damage to his nose or blood vessels.
A clip from an episode that aired for season 6 of Dr. Pimple Popper featured Roger’s life post-surgery, where he can be seen attending family gatherings.
“It took a long time to heal, but now my nose looks great. Old ladies are talking to me,” Roger said.
What is Dr Sandra Lee’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dr Lee has an estimated $5million fortune.
Lee earned most of her fortune from money made through her TLC television series.