- Dr. Sandra Lee, MD (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) removed an epidermoid cyst on a mans upper cheekbone in her most recent YouTube video.
- The cyst was removed by cutting open the affected area and applying pressure to the surrounding skin to force the cyst out of the cut.
- An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth that can be found anywhere on the body, but is most commonly on the face or neck.
So, how long has this [cyst] been here?, inquires Dr. Pimple Popper at the start of her latest YouTube video. A long time, her patient answers.
Turns out, after years of waitingand getting some not-so-subtle nudges from his friends her latest patient has finally decided to get an epidermoid cyst taken out of his cheekbone.
Epidermoid cysts are non-cancerous, and are formed when epidermal cells overgrow. These cells are from the top layer of skin, also known as (yep, you guessed it) the epidermis. These cells can form a smelly cyst with a "cheesy" texture.
As for size, the cyst resembles a quarter, but the patient says he's been growing facial hair over it as a cover up. (Sneaky.) After cutting the area open and sterilizing, Dr. Lee squeezes most of the cyst out and removes all of the additional pieces with tweezers and medical scissors.
Did you know you just gave birth?, Dr. Pimple Popper jokes, seeing the full size of the cyst pop out.
After a little stitching up, the patient is good to go. Wow, it's gross! Looks like a shrimp!, he exclaims, as Dr. Lee shows him the removed cyst.
Watch Dr. Pimple Poppers latest YouTube video here: