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For 16 years, Anthony White's nose grew and grew. It became so large, he could barely breathe through his nostrils and sleeping became difficult. "If I laid on my left side I would literally have to pick it up and lay it on the pillow so I could breathe and hope I wouldn't roll over."

He was unemployed for 6 years. He says no one would hire him because he looked like a circus clown. He became a recluse. "It got to the point I wouldn't hardly go to the grocery store because people would point and laugh and make fun of it. Not so much the kids it was actually grownups."

Dr. Louis Bonaldi is an award winning plastic surgeon with the Center for Plastic Surgery. "This condition is called rhinophyma and basically it's a form of acne like rosacea which is basically just hyperactive oil glands."

In the operating room, Dr. Bonaldi was able to cut off that extra tissue. "Use an electric cautery device and you basically shave it off. So it doesn't bleed that much and you leave a raw tissue over the nose and it eventually grows new skin."

After just a few weeks of recovery, Anthony's nose is already a huge improvement. Full recovery is about three months.  

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Written By Wendy Damonte
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