Dr. Pimple Popper Just Removed A 'Vacuum Sealed' Leg Lipoma

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Dr. Pimple Popper Just Removed A 'Vacuum Sealed' Leg Lipoma
Photo credit: annick vanderschelden photography - Getty Images
Photo credit: annick vanderschelden photography - Getty Images
  • In Dr. Pimple Popper's new Youtube video, she helps a patient with a large lipoma.

  • The dermatologist says the bump has been growing for eight years.

  • Dr. Pimple Popper has to use all her strength to remove it because the lipoma is "vacuum sealed" on her patient.

After popping her way through a bunch of messy cysts and satisfying blackheads, dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper, has her sights set on a lipoma. In her latest Youtube video, she is taking on a lipoma that has been growing bigger and bigger in her patient's leg for eight (!!) years. As you will soon see, this lipoma has made quite the cozy home in the patient.

"Lipomas are slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) growths of fat cells. These cells are contained in a thin capsule that creates the appearance of a 'bump' right under the skin," she writes in the video's description. This particular lipoma certainly fits the definition.

After she slices open his skin, Dr. Pimple Popper uses a tool to cauterize blood vessels so there isn't a ton of blood coming out. (Yikes!)

"I've had doctors look at it and tell me I didn't need to worry about it, but then it kept growing. I'm glad you are doing this," says the patient.

Once Dr. Pimple Popper is done handling the blood vessels, she gets to work on removing the lipoma with her hands. "I'm going to push around and squeeze it," says Dr. Pimple Popper. "I'm not using anything sharp, just going to see if I can tug it out. Oooo it's a cute one!"

She works for a while to remove it, talking about the tough casing it is in. "I feel it a little bit," says the patient. "It's stuck," replies Dr. P. "It's tucked in a corner. Sometimes it grows and gets tight and wedged in there. It's like a ketchup bottle... it's vacuum-sealed in there, so I have to wiggle it and get some air in there so it comes out. It really likes you. It is holding on and doesn't want to let go!"

She keeps working, grabbing a pair of scissors to coax the lipoma out in the open.

"I can't rush it!" says Dr. Pimple Popper. And finally, after tugging, pulling, and snipping, she removes the lipoma and beautifully stitches up her patient. Talk about a happy ending, folks.

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