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- In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops an iceberg-like ear cyst.
- The cyst is comparable to an iceberg because there’s more underneath the surface than you’d expect.
- The cyst is likely epidermoid cyst, which contains a collection of wet dead skin cells and keratin.
Iceberg, dead ahead! In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—pops an iceberg-like earlobe cyst. The cyst is comparable to an iceberg because there’s much more underneath the surface than you’d first expect. Ear cysts can be tricky like that.
In the clip, Dr. Lee nicks the surface of the ear cyst to give the contents an avenue of escape. There is more blood than you’d usually expect in pops of this kind, which Dr. Lee explains is because the patient takes blood thinners. But you still get to see a ribbon of contents come squirting out of the growth.
A particularly fun part about this clip is the sassy banter between Dr. Lee and the patient. Dr. Pimple Popper explains that the older man is a repeat patient, and they often tease each other back and forth.
“It is a cyst,” Dr. Lee tells the patient when she first squeezes the growth. “But I don’t know why you couldn’t squeeze it out there much. You must not be too strong.”
“I was ready to take my hunting knife to it…” the patient responds cheekily.
“I did not expect that from that little thing,” one fan commented. Another added, “Wow, that was a lot more than I expected.”
Watch the iceberg cyst meet its fate in the clip below: