- In a new video, Dr. Pimple Popper and an assistant wrestle a monster lipoma out of a patient’s shoulder
- Through squeezing, pushing, manhandling and eventually cutting with scissors, a white dead jellyfish-looking mass emerges and fits in the palm of Sandra Lee MD
- Lipomas are growths of fat between the muscles and are usually benign and ignorable, but some conditions can exacerbate them.
Think you’re brave? Well, Dr. Pimple Popper wrestled a monster lipoma out of a patient’s shoulder. So…take that!
A new video shows Sandra Lee, MD and an assistant squeezing, pushing and manhandling a lumpy mass. One of them eventually gets out the scissors and—gloved hands splattered with blood—untethers the palm-sized growth that looks like a dead jellyfish or piece of a whale carcass. It’s deserving of Instagram’s “sensitive content” filter.
Lipomas are common tumors of slow-growing benign soft fat, and the lumps are semi-frequent stars of Dr. Pimple Popper videos. Most are moderate and ignorable, but some conditions can cause a lipoma to grow briskly or for multiple to sprout in the body at once. These include:
- Dercum disease, a multitude of painful lipomas
- Gardner syndrome, which usually causes tumors in the colon
- Cowden syndrome, characterized by multiple noncancerous, tumor-like growths and an increased risk of cancer
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 1, an endocrine disorder
- benign symmetric lipomatosis, and
- familial multiple lipomatosis, both genetic diseases.
Or this could just be a really bad individual lipoma. In any case, let’s hope Dr. Lee and her patient can get back to the beach.
Watch the video here: