- Dr. Pimple Popper shared a throwback video of a massive lipoma on the back of a man’s neck.
- The original video is a four-part series on YouTube, in which Dr. Pimple Popper compares the growth to a “grapefruit” and a “brain.”
- A lipoma is benign growth of fat cells that is not dangerous (but one of this size is extremely uncomfortable).
Dr. Pimple Popper shared a video on her Instagram page yesterday that officially makes her queen of throwback Instagram posts—and you need to see it to believe it.
In the video, dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, gets to work on a huge bump on the back of a man’s neck. (If I’m being honest, it looks like it could be the man’s second head.) The video is sped up to get through all the juicy pimple-popping content, but the entire procedure is also on YouTube in a four-part series called “A Grapefruit-Sized Growth Behind The Head.”
The man tells Dr. Pimple Popper that he’s never seen another doctor for his growth before. She inspects it and can’t tell if it’s a cyst or a lipoma, so she decides to see what the “contents” of the growth are.
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After sticking a large needle into the growth (don’t worry, she numbs the man first!), she tries to extract from it, but nothing comes out. Then, she decides to take a biopsy of the growth to get a better visual of what the lump could be. Turns out, it’s a huge lipoma.
“A lipoma is slow-growing, benign growth of fat cells,” Dr. Pimple Popper wrote on her first Youtube video of this man’s procedure. “It is contained in a thin, fibrous capsule and found right under the skin. A lipoma is typically not tender and moves around easily with slight pressure. A lipoma is not cancerous and treatment generally is not necessary.”
In the remaining three videos of the four-part series, you see Dr. Pimple Popper extracting the lipoma by cutting the skin above it, and using her hands to manually pop the thing out (it comes out pretty easy, tbh). She pulls it out, then removes the man’s extra skin and sews him back up.
Post-surgery, she shows him the lipoma. “It’s like a brain,” she says. She weighs it, and it clocks in at nearly a pound. Dr. Pimple Popper also checks in with the patient six weeks after the lipoma removal. You can see stitches all over the back of his neck, but his lipoma is gone.
Whew, this one was a doozy—how’s everyone feeling?
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