By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline
Published: 10:37 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 22:08 GMT, 1 February 2019
A retired crane operator had life-changing surgery on his nose after it expanded to 'twice its normal size'.
Patrick, whose surname and age are unknown, sought medical help to tackle his huge, bumpy nose from Dr Pimple Popper.
He told the leading dermatologist how he struggled to breathe because the build-up of 'thick and rubbery' skin was closing off his nostrils.
Patrick, whose surname and age are unknown, sought medical help to tackle his huge, bumpy nose from Dr Pimple Popper
He told the leading dermatologist how he struggled to breathe because of the build-up of 'thick and rubbery' skin
In the latest episode of her hit TV show, Dr Lee revealed he had the most advanced case of rhinophyma that she had ever seen.
Rhinophyma is a progressive skin condition that affects the nose and occurs due to the formation of scar-like tissue.
Patrick, who lives in Lincoln, Montana, told how his condition started while working on building sites in Las Vegas.
In last night's episode, he said: 'I tried using sunscreen and keeping the sun off my nose, but it was still always red and irritated.
'About ten years ago, the scar tissue started building up to the point where my nose expanded twice its normal size.
'It's thick and rubbery, almost like a fake nose, and it's constricting my nostrils to the point where it's actually hard for me to breathe in through my nose.
For the surgery, broadcast on TLC, Dr Lee used a wire loop to get rid of the built-up skin
A gruesome picture shows the skin that was scraped off of Patrick's nose
Patrick is pictured with his new nose after the treatment with Dr Lee
'But the worst part is that