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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dr Pimple Popper Removes 'Tail' That Keeps Growing Back On Woman's Bum

Dr Pimple Popper who found fame with stomach-churning videos has removed a 'tail' that keeps growing back above a 22-year-old woman's bum.

In the latest instalment on the TLC channel, Dr Sandra Lee, 47, treats a patient known as Taylor who comes to the clinic looking to get rid of a tail-like growth she has in between her buttocks.

She has even nicknamed the growth 'Lizzie the Lipoma'.

The patient explains she has had the lump on her bottom since she was born but it grew bigger in her teenage years.

A doctor removed it in 2016 claiming it was a benign fatty tumour called a lipoma but it grew back.

Lipomas are harmless lumps that can grow anywhere on the body.

They don't normally need to be removed unless they cause a problem or a doctor suspects the lump could be something more sinister.

But in Taylor's case, the lump was seriously impacting on her self-image.

Desperate to have it removed and her self-confidence restored Taylor comes to Dr Lee for help.

But the worried doctor refuses to operate after her first consultation.

She said: "There's two warning bells. One is, why did this doctor remove this and then it came right back?

"And then the other big thing for me is, a regular lipoma does not appear at birth. You get that over time. There could be something else going on."

Doctor Lee orders MRI scan which shows there is a deposit of fat inside Taylor's spinal cord.

When Dr Lee offers to remove some of the tissue on the bump to make it more aesthetically pleasing, she warns that the procedure could disrupt Taylor's spinal cord.

She said: "Even tugging on this lipoma in any way could potentially disrupt the growth within the spinal cord, and I don't want to do that in any way.

"By staying as superficial as possible I'm able to shape this well and make sure it looks good without really disrupting it."

When the removal is complete, Lee sews Taylor up with "two to three times" the normal amount of stitches to make sure the incision heals correctly.

In a follow-up interview, Taylor says she and her parents have decided to see a neurosurgeon to see if it's possible for her lipoma to be completely removed.

She said:"I'm ecstatic about my results. Since my surgery with Dr. Lee I feel more confident.

"When I lost a part of Lizzie, there was a lot lifted off my shoulders."







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