Dr. Pim­ple Pop­per tack­les mas­sive zit

Toronto Sun - - NEWS - — Brad Hunter

You could call her the Diva of Der­ma­tol­o­gists.

Or you could call San­dra Lee the name she’s best known as, Dr. Pim­ple Pop­per.

Mil­lions watch the Cal­i­for­nia doc­tor’s stom­achchurn­ing videos fea­tur­ing her ex­ploits in the world of pus and pim­ples.

Most re­cently, she re­moved a huge lump of fat from a South Dakota woman’s neck. The squishy growth had been plagu­ing Melissa, 30, for more than three years.

And it wouldn’t stop grow­ing.

In surgery, the good doc­tor cut out a sick­en­ing tu­mour that turned out to be a lipoma — a non-can­cer­ous fatty lump that grow un­der the skin.

Melissa — ap­pear­ing on Lee’s new TLC show, Dr. Pim­ple Pop­per — said the growth had be­come “like a pil­low” and was in­ter­fer­ing with her life.

“My big­gest fear is that it will be too big for her and she won’t be able to re­move it,” Melissa said be­fore the show. “(Now) I wear hood­ies all day and all night, warm or cold.”

Dr. Pim­ple Pop­per was wor­ried too.

“When some­thing grows re­ally quickly that can be some­thing that we physi­cians pay at­ten­tion to,” she said. “Melissa most likely has a lipoma, which is a be­nign col­lec­tion of fat cells.”

Dr Pim­ple Pop­per re­moved the lipoma by cut­ting Melissa’s skin with a scalpel and pulling out the fat with her hands.

LEE Der­ma­tol­o­gist

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