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A whole lot of NOPE! And oh yeah, puss. Actually looks like a melon is coming out of this woman’s shoulder.
Dr. Lee explains in the video’s description:
This lovely patient drove a few hours to come see me. She has had this lipoma removed in the past but it grew back. As you can see it’s pretty big in size. Perhaps the largest lipoma I have ever removed.
If an area of the skin this size needs to be locally anesthetized it’s common to use the “tumescent technique” which is the same way I numb people when I perform body liposuction.
Essentially, this is when we dilute the lidocaine, in saline (with epinephrine and bicarb as usual), so we can spread it out to a wider area. Lidocaine in large volumes in our body is actually life threatening, so we always monitor how much lidocaine we are administering if we know we need to anesthetize a large area.
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