“Popping” is a relatively new trend on social media where netizens showcase videos or pictures of them popping various bumps and holes on their body. People who are obsessed with this say that it’s actually quite soothing and relaxing to do and watch. While for others, it’s kinda really gross, considering that it’s the process of extracting gunk and other things from someone’s body. Youtube is teeming with popping videos, with most of the good ones garnering millions of views and comments. You’d be shocked at what some of these videos contain. From innocent blackhead/whitehead extractions to something as gory as operating on cysts– there’s always something for somebody.
Dr. Sandra Lee aka Dr. Pimple Popper has a large following on YouTube: She has 1.6 million subscribers on her YouTube channel alone. Her videos usually have views that range from a hundred thousand to ten million above. With people all over the world eagerly awaiting her uploads.
She’s famous for her work as a dermatologist: She’s also known as Dr. Pimple Popper, where she helps patients with their skin problems. She also gives them advice on how to cure adult acne, prevent whiteheads and blackheads, and what to avoid if they want clear skin.
She’s had so many challenges in the past: While some of her videos are simple extractions, she also uploads videos of her doing operations on patients. It could be a stubborn blackhead, or sometimes, cysts that are too big for the patient to function normally.
But nothing as big as this!: A patient of hers came in for a consultation about something that’s been bothering her for years. It’s gotten so big that the patient had no other choice but to have it removed.
A video* of hers showed how she operated on a melon-sized lump on a woman: Dr. Sandra Lee encountered a lipoma that’s almost as big as a melon. In all her years of doing her work, it was the first time that she saw something that huge.
The area to numb was so huge, the anaesthetic had to be diluted: She had to mix the anaesthetic with some saline so it could spread further under the patient’s skin. The area covered by the lipoma was too big for her usual dose.
It’s one of the biggest lipomas the doctor has ever seen: While lipomas do not usually bother a person, if it gets too big, it could be a bit difficult. They’re commonly removed for aesthetic reasons, but for something this big? The experience is probably like giving birth!
The patient said that she already had it removed in the past but it grew back: The reason why the patient’s lipoma grew back is because the previous doctor who operated on her probably didn’t manage to take out all the particles, hence, the past operation being rendered useless.
After making an incision, a yellow mound of fat could be seen immediately: Dr. Sandra Lee always makes sure that she makes the smallest incision possible to lessen the scarring on a patient’s body. However, with this lipoma, she had to make it bigger than usual.
She eventually managed to remove all of the fat: After all the squeezing and teasing that the doctor had to do, she managed to take out all of the fat from inside the patient’s incision.
Dr. Sandra Lee claims that she brought “popping porn” to the spotlight since she began her channel: If you search “popping” on YouTube, her channel is the first result.
She offers free treatments to patients if they agree to be filmed: The success of her channel has made it possible for her to offer free treatments for her patients, so long as they agreed to be filmed for YouTube.
Her following on social media is massive: Despite the grossness of some of the procedures that she does, people are hooked!