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How does rhinophyma affect the body?

Rhinophyma causes the skin of the nose to thicken. The condition progresses slowly, and the nose becomes enlarged. The overgrowth of tissue is not cancerous but disfiguring, and can result in blocked breathing through the nose. People with rhinophyma may seek treatment to improve their appearance, their breathing function, or both.

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