• In a new YouTube video, Dr. Pimple Popper removes large lipoma from a patient’s upper back, which she cheekily calls an “extra big booty.”
• Dr. Lee removes the dual-lobed growth through a sizable incision, fighting to “pop” the lipoma out from the thick skin of the patient’s back.
• Lipomas are benign tumors made up of fat tissue. They are painless and commonly grow on the upper back.
In a new Youtube video, Dr. Pimple Popper — aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD — removes a large 14-year-old lipoma from a patient’s upper back. Upon removal, Dr. Lee calls the lipoma a “booty” because of its two lobes and peach-like appearance.
A lipoma is a benign tumor made up of fat tissue, according to The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The growths are often painless and commonly grow on the upper back area, as with the patient in this video. Lipomas commonly are lobed, wedging the lobes between in-place bodily structures, which can make removal difficult.
To begin the procedure on this patient’s stubborn lipoma, Dr. Lee numbs the area with local anesthesia before cutting through the thick skin of the upper back to reach the growth. After using a tool to cauterize any bleeding, Dr. Lee then uses her finger to loosen up the lipoma from it’s home. The process takes several minutes, with Dr. Pimple Popper commenting on how the fatty growth is wedged in extra tight.
“I got it. He’s right here,” Dr. Lee says to the patient, after liking the procedure to giving birth. “We’re seeing him — and I’m excited for him to see the world. But he’s just holding on.”
Once loosened from the fibers connecting the mass to the upper back, Dr. Pimple Popper is able to extract the lipoma with a satisfying “pop.” She then expertly stitches up the patient, who leaves her extra booty behind, thanks to the skills of Dr. Lee.
Season 3 of Dr. Pimple Popper will return to TLC later this year.
Watch the video here: