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'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8: Dr Lee helps Alexis get rid of facial cyst and come out of her hermit life

Dr Lee removes the cyst sac that caused Alexis facial cyst to grow back after her initial surgery
Dr Sandra Lee's patient Alexis in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)
Dr Sandra Lee's patient Alexis in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)

The Wednesday (August 3) episode of 'Dr Pimple Popper' showed a woman with a face cyst that makes it impossible for her to step out of the house and face the world. She seeks Dr Lee for assistance in removing the cyst that had regrown three months after her initial operation.

Alexis, 38, came to see Dr Lee from Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a cherry tomato-sized bump on her right cheekbone close to her eye. Her bump is described as "extremely mobile" by her. It is exceedingly unpleasant and embarrassing for her since it leaks and has a foul stench. She initially noticed the bulge in 2012, when it was simply a little pimple that became larger and larger over time.


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Alexis confesses that the previous time she had her bump drained, she didn't get any medicine. She was in the most terrible pain of her life since no numbing drug was administered. Unfortunately, it reappeared three months later. For the last eight years, she has lived as a hermit. Once a party girl, she now wants to move on with her life and do the things she wants without fearing of being condemned.

Alexis informs Dr Lee that she has had the bump for ten years. When the doctor learned about her previous draining session, she assumed it was a cyst that had not entirely resolved since the practitioner had not removed the cyst sac. When Dr Lee examines the lump more closely, she observes that it moves around a bit, which she thinks to be a good indication, validating her cyst diagnosis. She intends to remove it through a little incision, but she is concerned that because it has been squeezed previously, Dr Lee may not be able to remove it due to the probable scar tissue present.

Dr Lee begins by numbing the region with the goal of extracting the sac. She is concerned that the scar tissue has caused the sac to become trapped at the base, making removal more difficult. At the same time, she intends to remove a small amount of the underlying skin that is quite dark in order to make the eventual scar seem better. She works with caution to ensure Alexis does not experience the same pain she did previously. According to Dr Lee, cysts may emerge in a variety of colors as a result of the melanin in our skin. She proceeds to remove the sac wall from the surrounding connective tissue when the cyst comes out nice and smooth. The doctor sews up the wound after removing the sac in one piece.

Dr Lee with her patient, Alexis in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)
Dr Lee with her patient, Alexis in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)

Alexis looks wonderful three months after her surgery, and so does her scar. Nothing is getting in the way of her attractive face now that it has healed properly.

Before and After Alexis's surgery in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)
Before and After Alexis's surgery in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)

'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 airs on TLC every Wednesday at 9 pm.