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Dr. Pimple Popper’s new TLC show just premiered — and the first episode featured ‘the biggest lipoma’ she’s ever popped


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Dr. Pimple Popper’s new TLC show — also titled “Dr. Pimple Popper”— premiered Wednesday night.
In the first episode, Dr. Sandra Lee — the dermatologist behind the famous nickname — treats four patients with unusual skin conditions.
The episode’s most captivating pop is a giant lipoma, or fat tumor, situated on the neck of a patient named Melissa.
As she operated on the lipoma, Lee said that it was “the biggest” she’s ever removed.
Warning: This post contains graphic images.

Dr. Pimple Popper’s transition from YouTube to TV is finally here: The first episode of “Dr. Pimple Popper,” the new TLC show starring dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, premiered on Wednesday night.

“Your skin is the largest organ in your body,” Lee says in a monologue at the top of the first episode. “It is made up of billions of cells that can turn into some pretty crazy things.”

And the pops featured in the episode do not disappoint.

The premiere follows Lee as she treats four patients, each with an unusual, life-altering skin growth. One patient has a prominent, cherry-red forehead cyst. Another’s neck and chest are littered with explosive steatocystomas. Another hides painful earlobe growths called keloids by constantly wearing headbands. It’s a gross but satisfying melange of blood and pus, sprinkled with plenty of Lee’s famously pleasant bedside banter.

The episode’s most memorable patient is Melissa — a woman who seeks Lee’s help for a giant growth near her neck.

In an interview filmed at her home, Melissa explains that the lump started to grow three years ago. At the time it was only a half inch in size, but before long, it was bigger than a grapefruit. She wears hooded sweatshirts all the time — “all day and all night, warm or cold,” she tells Lee during a consultation — to hide the burgeoning growth.

“To see that it has grown so much — I don’t know if its going to stop,” she says in the episode. “So it’s scary.”

Lee determines that Melissa has a benign fat tumor known as a lipoma — but the removal process is tough.

She’s removed plenty of these growths in videos on her YouTube channel — including some as big as bowling balls — but this one represents a new benchmark for Lee.

“This is the largest lipoma that I have ever attempted to remove,” Lee says during the episode.

The removal procedure has some tense moments. Melissa can feel uncomfortable tugging on the giant mass, and the growth is so large that Lee is forced to cut it out in pieces rather than remove it whole. But the surgery is a success in the end — and the giant pile of fat removed from Melissa’s body, is truly a sight to behold.

Melissa is visibly relieved when she sees herself in a mirror afterward.

“Literally a weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” she says in an interview …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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