- Dr. Sandra Lee — known as Dr. Pimple Popper —removed a large, fatty lipoma from a patient’s back on her YouTube channel.
- Lipomas are fatty lumps that grow over time. While they’re usually harmless, they can cause discomfort.
- Lee called the fatty lump the patient’s “little baby” because of its large size.
Dr. Pimple Popper removed a large, jiggly “jellyfish” lipoma from a patient’s back on the latest video on her YouTube channel this week.
Lipomas are fatty lumps that grow under the skin over time, according to the Mayo Clinic. They typically have a jiggly texture and protrude out from the skin like a bump.
While lipomas are usually harmless, they can cause discomfort depending on their placement. The patient told Lee she stopped working out because of the lump’s placement on her back.
In the video, Lee started by making an incision and gently pulling the skin away from the fatty lump.
“Let’s see if it’ll squeeze out all cute like an easy birth,” Lee said as she moved her finger to remove fibrous bands connecting the growth to her patients body and to loosen the lipoma.
Because lipomas can tear easily, Lee said she was taking her time to pull the growth out whole instead of leaving pieces behind by mistake. Lee carefully cut around the lipoma, squeezing it as she went to pop it out of the incision.
After about six minutes of maneuvering, out came the large lipoma.
“He’s a cute one,” she said as she held the growth in two hands. “This is your little baby.”
Once the “jellyfish” textured lipoma was safely out of her patient, Lee disinfected and stitched up the cavity.