• Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—aka Dr. Pimple Popper—often posts lipoma extraction videos to her Instagram account.
• Lipomas are noncancerous fatty lumps that grow beneath the skin.
• Here are some of the best lipoma extraction videos on Dr. Pimple Popper’s Instagram.
Dr. Pimple Popper’s lipoma videos are somewhat polarizing. They don’t come with the geyser-like pus explosions of, say, her cyst extractions, but they do account for some of the largest masses Dr. Sandra Lee, MD pulls out of her patient’s bodies. (Remember this giant shoulder lipoma?)
What is a lipoma, again?
A lipoma is a noncancerous fatty growth that forms between the skin and muscle, according to the Mayo Clinic; the lump will feel “doughy,” and “moves readily with slight finger pressure.” Experts don’t know exactly why lipomas occur, but there may be a genetic component at play.
Not every lipoma has to be removed, but the ones in Lee’s Instagram videos sure do. For all you lipoma fans out there, we rounded up the 9 best lipoma extraction videos from Dr. Pimple Popper’s Instagram. Enjoy!