- In her newest Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper removes a large lipoma on a man's arm.
- Lipomas are actually benign fatty tumors that can weigh more than one pound.
- After the lipoma is removed, the man's arm is stitched up and he's sent on his way.
It's #TransformationTuesday-and Dr. Pimple Popper is celebrating with her newest Instagram video, in which she completely transforms her patient's arm by removing a huge lipoma. (Yes, really).
"Heres a perfect #transformationtuesday POP for you, #popaholics," Dr. Pimple Popper captions her newest Instagram post-and even the beginning shot shows you it's going to be a doozy.
Dr. Pimple Popper starts off by making a small incision on her patient's arm-right on a huge bump on the side of it. Then, she carefully trims under the small opening in the skin to free the lipoma lurking underneath. Once Dr. Pimple Popper deems the lipoma free enough, she drops all her tools and gets squeezing. This is the moment you've been waiting for.
View this post on Instagram Heres a perfect #transformationtuesday POP for you, #popaholics! #drpimplepopper A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on May 21, 2019 at 11:44am PDT
Dr. Pimple Popper uses both hands to get a good grip on the large lipoma. Almost instantly, the gooey insides come popping out in a tidy, but mushy, bunch. Even Dr. Pimple Popper is impressed with her quick work. She tells her patient, "That's nice when it's like that."
Her patient says the protruding bump on his arm made him embarrassed, especially during the summer. He also mentions that people ask him, "What's wrong with your arm?" He usually explains that it's just a bunch of fat-and he's totally right, as Dr. Pimple Popper confirms. It's a lipoma, or an overgrowth of fat cells that can cause a lump under the skin. They usually grow up to a few inches wide, but some lipomas can weigh more than one pound .
It might look scary, especially as she's extracting the glob of fat, but these bumps are nothing to worry about. Dr. Pimple Popper says, "They are benign and they tend to run in families."
She stitches her patient up and reveals his transformed arm, ready for T-shirts. "Oh wow that quick," her patient says. "Oh my gosh it's normal," he adds. "I have a normal arm again." Don't you just love a happy ending?