• In an exclusive clip from the upcoming series of TLCs Pimple Popper Dr. Sandra Lee, MD, treats the "most chaotic lipoma ever".
• The patient is a 51-year-old man named Paul, who has been growing for 10 years.
• A Lipoma is a benign mass caused by overgrowth of fat cells.
Dr. Explosive cysts? Check. Huge blackheads? Check. Given her experience with the subject, Lee probably does not casually casually overstate the phrase "most chaotic lipoma ever". Therefore, the next episode of Pimple Popper Lee's hit TLC show, becomes seriously epic.
In exclusive footage from the upcoming episode of Thursday, the intrepid dermatologist immerses himself in a true lipoma. The patient is a 51
"Paul visited me because he has this huge bump on his back," Lee explains in the new TLC video. "He's pretty sure it's because of his sciatic nerve injections, I'm not really convinced of that, but I do not know if this is a buffalo hump or a lipoma – I always hope for a lipoma that pops out well."
When Lee restricts growth, she can confirm her suspicion: it is indeed a lipoma. (A lipoma (FYI) is a benign mass that forms between the skin and the muscle layer and is caused by the overgrowth of fat cells.)
"I feel some fibrous ligaments holding it in place," says Lee, while she puts her fingers in the opening in Paul's skin. Then this delightful exchange takes place:
"To be persistent?" Ask Paul.
"You have to romanticize it a bit, you know?" Lee answers.
"You have to wine and eat it," says Paul.
Lee goes on to explain the condition of Paul's huge lipoma: "This lipoma has been around for 10 years, so it really has become a nice little cozy home and it will not work, it has really found all these corners and edges. There's a lot of fibrous tissue that keeps it in place, so I really have to massage that lipoma in. Fortunately, Paul is really good-natured, so it makes my job a lot easier. "
What does not make Lee's work easier? The fact that Paul's lipoma is a total mess. While some lipomes pop out neatly, this one seems to crumble and land everywhere.
"Where's my big serving spoon when I need it?" Lee asks.
Watch the clip here – and be sure to check out . Dr. Pimple Popper on Thursday night at 9 / 8c at TLC.