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'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8: Dr Sandra Lee helps Jerry say goodbye to neck Lipoma and welcome a new rock career

When a lump appeared on the side of his neck, Jerry put his rock star vocal cords on hold and now that he is back on the road, he wants the lump to go
Dr Sandra Lee helped her patient, Jerry with his neck lipoma in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)
Dr Sandra Lee helped her patient, Jerry with his neck lipoma in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)

Dr Sandra Lee is possibly the most well-known dermatologist in the world. So, for a funeral director who wants the lump on his neck removed, the only thing to do is trust that she can restart his career.

Jerry, a 58-year-old funeral director, came to visit Dr Lee aka 'Dr Pimple Popper' to have a lump on his neck removed. He refers to it as a "nuisance" since he realized that every time he closes a service, everyone around him pauses and notices the lump on his neck. The former lead singer of the band 'ICON', together with his wife Lori, pays a visit to Dr Lee in order to assist him to relaunch his career in the music industry. He first saw the lump around 30 years ago while on tour, and it expanded to the size it is today six months later. He had intended to get the lump removed previously, but a doctor warned him about the risks because it was close to his larynx and may interfere with his singing - which made him not do it. Jerry wants his lump removed now that a record label wants him to go back on tour. He can't perform in front of a crowd with a lump on his neck. Jerry's main fear is, it affecting his voice.


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Jerry informs Dr Lee that he sometimes feels like he's losing his voice and his throat is shutting up. Dr Lee notices the significant growth on his neck and imagines how tough it must be for him considering that he has to interact with a lot of people on a daily basis due to his multiple jobs. Dr Lee informs Jerry that because the lump moves freely, it appears to be a Lipoma that isn't linked to the base, and she can squeeze all the surrounding way. It's dense enough and doesn't seem fluid-filled. Dr Lee believes she should be cautious because it is so close to the muscle around his throat. However, she hopes that even if it isn't a Lipoma, it isn't stuck to the base and doesn't expand deeper because the region includes the trachea, neck muscles, and deeper and extremely essential blood vessels that she can't mess with and endanger his lovely voice.

Dr Lee's major concern is that the lump is extremely close to Jerry's windpipe, and she doesn't want it to interfere with his voice in any way. She takes a look at it to see whether she can safely remove it without causing additional damage. She starts by numbing the area and making a slit to see whether it is a Lipoma or a cyst. Dr Lee has little room for error because she is working in such a delicate region. She takes a quick peek to figure it out early on, which helps her determine how to continue. Dr Lee is astonished to find a 30-year-old cyst in such a small region after performing the incision. She squeezes it all around, removing the "porridge-like" content. So because the cyst is so close to Jerry's vital anatomy, she makes every effort to keep everything as far away from his neck as possible. She attempts to hold it at bay while teasing it. Dr Lee is left with an empty sac after removing the cyst's contents. As a result, she gently teases the sac away, leaving all the vital components behind. Dr Lee rapidly sutures him up after the sac is extracted.

Dr Sandra Lee performing a surgery on Jerry in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)
Dr Sandra Lee performing surgery on Jerry in 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 (TLC)

Dr Lee removes the 30-year weight Jerry has been carrying. Jerry's life was changed by this emotionally rather than simply visually. Jerry's neck is fully recovered 10 weeks after his operation. He seems to have stronger vocals than ever and is eager to resume touring!

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

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