Dr. Pimple Popper dug out a cyst so huge she called it ‘the cave of hidden gems’

Dr. Pimple Popper put her intrepid dermatologist skills to the test after a routine cyst removal uncovered a surprisingly huge mass below the surface that took a marathon excavation to extract.

In a YouTube video posted on Monday, Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, spent over 12 minutes removing the large, buried cyst (a growth formed as skins cells multiply below the surface, creating a capsule that fills with protein or glandular secretions).

The patient first had the cyst removed in 2007. Lee said a part of the cyst must have been left behind and grown back deeper into the skin.

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To remove the cyst, Lee made an incision in the surface of the skin (after applying a local numbing agent so the patient wasn’t in pain), then applied pressure to the area with her fingers, with a tweezers at the ready.

Initially, only a few small chunks of the cyst appeared. As Lee went deeper with a scalpel, she realized it was much further below the surface than she had anticipated.

“Where is he?” she asked. Then she pulled out a grape-sized section of cyst that looked like grayish clumps of old yogurt — and more kept coming.

“He pushed down below and grew down beneath,” Lee said. “I’m just hoping we can get it all out, because it’s kind of under there.”

Initially, only a few small chunks of the cyst appeared. As Lee went deeper with a scalpel, she realized it was much further below the surface than she had anticipated.

“Where is he?” she asked. Then she pulled out a grape-sized section of cyst that looked like grayish clumps of old yogurt — and more kept coming.

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“He pushed down below and grew down beneath,” Lee said. “I’m just hoping we can get it all out, because it’s kind of under there.”