Dr Pimple Popper treated a man with a large oozing cyst on his chest in another stomach-churning episode of her hit TV show.
Dr Sandra Lee, 37, was visited by American patient Victor, 37, who had been living with the growth for years and had even nicknamed it ‘Larry the Lump’.
On seeing the hard mass, Dr Lee assumed it was a benign tumor, however she was shocked to discover it was actually a cyst filled with oozing black gunk.
Dr Sandra Lee, 37, was visited by American patient Victor, 37, who had been living with a large growth on his chest for years, and had even nicknamed it ‘Larry the Lump’
On seeing the hard mass, Dr Lee assumed it was a benign tumor, however she was shocked to discover it was actually a cyst filled with oozing black gunk when she cut it open, pictured
The semi-solid substance, largely made up of old, dead, wet skin cells was squeezed out
Explaining the situation on the episode, which aired on Thursday night, easy-going Victor said: ‘I thought it was a pimple when I first noticed it a few years ago.
‘So I popped it and I remember a ton of stuff came out, and it just sort of scabbed over – I thought I was good.
‘But over the years that scab got bigger, into this big hard growth it is today. I’ve actually named him “Larry the Lump” and he needs to get out the way.’
After meeting Victor and giving his lump an initial examination, Dr Lee determined that it was most likely a benign tumor, an abnormal growth of cells that is non-cancerous, and more often than not, completely harmless.
Victor, pictured, said he first thought the growth was a pimple when it first emerged a few years ago but it returned even after he popped it
Dr Lee examined the hard mass, pictured, and determined it was likely a benign tumor
The mass had grown steadily over a number of years to the point where Victor nicknamed it ‘Larry the Lump’
However Dr Lee was concerned that Victor’s lump was located so close to major organs like his heart and lungs, and explained that she needed to use ‘a gentle surgical technique’ in order to carefully remove it without damaging any of the surrounding tissue.
‘I only want to go just as deep as I need to — not any further,’ she said.
Much to her surprise however, Dr Lee soon found that the lump was not a tumor, as suspected, but a cyst – a discovery that she made only after cutting into it.
When the lump was sliced open, it began oozing an unpleasant gray substance – an indication that it was actually a cyst.
Dr Lee explained the procedure would require extra care as the mass was located above important organs
When Dr Lee cut into the growth, pictured, it became clear it was not a benign tumor
Instead the mass on his chest began leaking black sludge, indicating it was in fact a cyst
The lump of dead skin cells was slowly and carefully removed from the cyst by Dr Lee
In footage from the particularly graphic episode of Dr Pimple Popper, the California-based viral star – who first rose to fame after posting her popping videos on Instagram and YouTube – can be seen slicing into the lump, which quickly begins oozing a grayish liquid.
Realizing that she had cut into a cyst – not a tumor – the dermatologist explains that it can be drained and does not need to be removed as she first thought.
Dr Lee begins squeezing the gray material out of the lump, producing a seemingly-endless stream of it, prompting her patient to joke: ‘Larry is like the devil’s creamsicle!’
Once the contents of the cyst had been squeezed out, Dr Lee was able to sew up the incision, leaving Victor with nothing but a small scar in the place where Larry once resided, much to his delight.
Afterwards Dr Pimple Popper stitched up Victor’s chest, pictured, and he was left with a small scar
The patient, pictured was thrilled to have said goodbye to ‘Larry the Lump’ for good
But while Victor might have been thrilled with the outcome of the procedure, the process itself left some Dr Pimple Popper viewers running for the bathroom, with several taking to Twitter to share their horror over the stomach-churning cyst pop.
‘Pro tip – watch Dr Pimple Popper on an empty stomach,’ one viewer tweeted, while another added: ‘Dr Pimple Popper is the nastiest s**t EVER.’
Dr Pimple Popper herself also took to Twitter during the episode to reveal that Victor is not the only one of her patients to give their lump or bump a name.
‘It’s not uncommon for patients to name their lumps, cysts and lipomas!’ she wrote.