• In a new Instagram video, dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) gives a patient a bright orange lipoma from his forearm.
• Fat growth breaks out with a satisfying bang.
• Lipomas are clumps of fat cells that form under the skin.
What is more moving than watching a small person enter the world? Of course, I watched Dr. Pimple Popper giving birth to a huge lipoma from a patient's arm.
In a new Instagram video released Tuesday, dermatologist and TLC celebrity dr. Sandra Lee (also known as Dr. Pimple Popper) discusses fat growth that spreads out of a patient's forearm. It begins with a cut above the bump and reveals what looks like an egg yolk lurking beneath the skin. With a little pressure, the orange lipom will pop out in one piece ̵
Apparently not all were as enthusiastic about the extraction as we were.
"Lipomas are not interesting to look at," a commentator wrote. "I like the white creamy cysts that squeeze out. This is just a lump of fat." (This person should review Dr. Pimple Popper's current video on inflamed cysts.)
Pimple Popper, as he puts the lipoma here:
What is a lipoma?
A lipoma is a lump under the skin due to overgrowth of fat cells, according to Medical News Today . It is still unclear why some people get lipomas, but genetics, other existing diseases and injuries could play a role. You do not necessarily have to remove a lipoma, but you may want it if it meets certain criteria.