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Dr. Pimple Popper Just Cut Out A Chunk Of Her Patient's Eyelid With Scissors

Photo credit: Cecile Lavabre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Cecile Lavabre - Getty Images

From Women's Health

  • In Dr. Pimple Popper's new Instagram video, she removes xanthelasma from her patient's eyelid.

  • Xanthelasma are cholesterol-filled plaques and can't be squeezed out.

  • Dr. Pimple Popper uses her scalpel right over the patient's eye, and many Popaholics freak out in the comments.

Normally, dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper's fans can take anything. They are a super tough bunch. (Way to be #WHStrong, Popaholics!)

Her latest Instagram video proves there is a limit, and it's xanthelasma. She captions this rare procedure: "Starting the week off with something different! 👀 Here’s a xanthelasma removal!"

For this unique surgical procedure, Dr. Pimple Popper uses multiple tools. She starts with a scalpel and slices right on her patient's eyelid around the growth. Yes, that close to the eye. Tbh I can barely watch. It only takes a few more snips, and the xanthelasma are long gone.

What is xanthelasma anyway? They are "soft, cholesterol-filled plaques that develop under the skin, usually on or around the eyelids and most often near the nose," according to Harvard Health Publishing. "They can be a sign of hyperlipidemia — high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, or other lipids (fats) in the blood." Xanthelasma are more common in middle-aged and older adults, especially women. The good news: xanthelasma are always benign, don't spread, and rarely impair vision.

Dr. Pimple Popper's Popaholics had a lot of thoughts about this procedure. One wrote: "how she doin all this talkin and not gouging out his eye ball 😰😓" Another fan shared: "I can usually watch all this stuff with out it bothering me. This one I had to watch through my fingers!!🤢" The combination of the xanthelasma and the scalpel close to the eyes was just too much to handle for some: "Ohhh man cant handle this 😅" and "Oh that's terrifying" and "Anxiety check."

Phew! I think I need some good ol' fashioned blackhead pops to recover from that surgery.

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