A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of body fat. It is usually painless and movable, but pretty uneasy on the eye. Lipomas are the most common form of soft tissue tumors and usually occur between 40 and 60 years of age.
Dr. Sandra Lee has made a name for herself as a dermatologist who is not afraid to ‘get her hands dirty’. Better known as Dr. Pimple Popper, the California-based dermatologist is an internet and television star with millions of social media followers and regular appearances on various TV shows. The physician, who also works as a skin cancer surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, offers her fans a window into the world of the battle against diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, as well as information on blackheads, acne, cysts, warts, Botox, fillers, liposuction etc.
In one of her most recent videos which has already gone viral, Dr. Lee takes on a lipoma of epic proportions. The colossal tumor the size of a bowling ball is removed from her patient’s neck and the unedited procedure is shared for all the steel-stomached viewers to see.
“The mother of all lipomas” was the biggest challenge in size Dr. Pimple Popper has ever faced, but despite dealing with it successfully, the dermatologist was not completely satisfied with the outcome.
“Initially I thought it maybe, just maybe, would pop out almost whole. But it wasn’t meant to be – there were too many fibrous connections keeping it attached to him,” she wrote in the YouTube caption.
Once she had all of the lipoma out of her patient’s neck Lee stitches him up, closing his open wound. She described the removal of the ‘BEAR’ lipoma as “a very frustrating surgery” as it was extremely difficult to remove the tumor completely without creating a scar that would span the patient’s entire upper back.
The most important thing, as the Dr. Lee reports, is that the now lipoma-free man is more than pleased with the outcome of the surgery. The only thing he’s missing about the lipoma, he said, was his ‘built-in pillow’; now, he revealed, “he uses his wife for that”. Win-win!