Can Dr Pimple Popper help drag queen Corey remove 'embarrassing growth' on his butt?
Aside from being extremely talented performers, what sets drag queens apart is the sheer amount of self-confidence and self-love they possess. Since appearance and looks plays a major role in drag performances, it is important for the queens to look flawless and impeccable. This requisite made Corey, a drag queen from Florida turn to 'Dr Pimple Popper' aka Dr Sandra Lee for help.
For ten years Corey quietly dealt with an unusual growth on his butt that resembles a tiny tail. Corey and his drag persona Ivanka are done suffering in silence due to the painful growth on his back and are ready to get help from Dr Lee. In his introduction video, Corey explains how the growth on his back has impacted his life adversely. "I've had this issue for so long. My drag character, Ivanka, definitely hates it. If she was a real person right next to me, I know, honestly, she'd probably look her right in the face and be like, 'B— get this s— taken care of. You don't need this on your body anymore. You're holding us back. You can do a lot better than this.' And I would definitely agree with her," he explains while revealing the tiny fleshy growth on his back before meeting Dr Lee.
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Things haven't been easy for Corey. During his consultation with Dr Lee he revealed how some of the suggestions he got from doctors in the past not only made his growth bigger but also left him in more pain. He said, "I've went to a couple of different doctors, they've told me to put rubber bands on it, It'll just fall off. Doing the rubber band definitely made it increase in size, and it brought a whole new level of pain that I never experienced."
Dr Lee shared how the previous doctors tried to 'induce necrosis' to get rid of the growth. But the 'Dr Pimple Popper' star isn't a fan of its procedure as she points out that it not only cause more swelling and pain but also leave you with potential infection. "Sometimes people might use a rubber band or floss to tie off a skin tag. What would happen is that this growth would necrose — or the cells would die off, so turn black and fall off. But this is really an old wives tale. You're going to have potential infection, certainly swelling and pain. I do not recommend doing this at all."
Corey also explained how the growth on his back was becoming increasingly 'harder to hide' and thus affecting his confidence. "Especially in the gay community, when you have something like this, it takes a toll on your confidence and everything." He currently tucks the growth while performing, but its becoming very uncomfortable and hard to hide. "This must make Corey really uncomfortable, and it must be so embarrassing, especially because he loves being a drag queen," Dr Lee adds. "I can imagine you already have to deal with a tuck in the front, and now he's got to deal with the tuck in the back. So I hope I can help him. But first let's untuck this mystery."
'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 6 airs every Wednesday at 9/8c on TLC.