- Dr. Pimple Popper shared a YouTube video where she removed a patient's grapefruit-sized lipoma, or fat-filled growth, from their back.
- After numbing the area, Dr. Pimple Popper cut through the center of the growth, which revealed bubble wrap-like nodules of fat. To remove them, she used her hands and scissors.
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In a recent YouTube video, Dr. Pimple Popper treated a patient with a grapefruit-sized lipoma, or fat-filled growth, which felt like "giant rubber ball stuck" under their skin. Usually, lipomas are painless.
The patient said they first noticed the growth six years ago, and it's kept growing ever since, which is common for lipomas.
To treat the patient, Dr. Pimple Popper, whose real name is Dr. Sandra Lee, numbed the growth, then sliced it open through its center.
Immediately after cutting the lipoma open, yellow fat-filled lumps appeared underneath the skin's surface. Lee said the nodules reminded her of bubble wrap used for packing fragile items.
Dr. Pimple Popper used scissors to cut the top layer of nodules away, and then plunged her hand into the incision to massage more hard-to-reach lumps and loosen them from the underskin fibers that held them in place. She also used tweezers for small nodules she couldn't grab with her fingers.
After 40 minutes of cutting, pulling, and tweezing, the cavity in the patient's upper back was lipoma-free.
Lee stitched up the cavity so it could heal, and showed the patient the dozens of lipoma bubbles she'd removed.
"See, that was a pain in the butt!" Lee said.
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