The first two episodes of “Dr. Pimple Popper” season 3 featured lipomas, or a fat-filled growths that sit between a person’s muscle layer and skin layer, and the third episode was no different.
During the 43-minute episode, Dr. Pimple Popper, whose real name is Dr. Sandra Lee, treated a man named Inoke who had a large lipoma connected to his upper right arm.
Inoke, a 51-year-old who lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife and kids, said he first noticed the lump eight or nine years ago when it was about half the size of a golf ball.
He thought the lump would heal on its own, so he just let it be. Then it started to grow into the size of a softball, according to Inoke, though to viewers it appears to be even larger, like a cantaloupe.
“It hurts my shoulder and that gets to me emotionally, but I know there’s nothing I can do about it,” he said, adding that he helps support his community by teaching younger folks the dance techniques instead.