Where is Stacey now? 'Dr Pimple Popper' vegan patient blamed 5 lb lipoma on soya diet
Stacey began wondering if her consumption of soya beans and soya-intense diet was making the lipoma on her bicep get bigger
Veganism has taken the world by storm. Many people have turned to this plant-based diet for several reasons ranging from their ethical concerns for animals to the many health benefits a plant-based diet can offer. Stacey, a school teacher from Conyers, Georgia switched to a vegan diet for health reasons. Although Stacey stands firm by her decision to stick with a vegan lifestyle, the school teacher however harbors some concerns over the impact that the change of diet has done on her body.
Ever since she switched to a vegan lifestyle, Stacey turned to soybeans and soy products for getting her dose of protein and nutrients regularly. She soon noticed a small bump growing on her bicep. In a span of 16 years, that small bump on her bicep gradually grew and began resembling a huge muscle. Stacey began wondering if her consumption of soya beans and soya-intense diet was making the bump get bigger. The bump also began getting in the way of her day-to-day life. So she had no choice but to turn to Dr Pimple Popper aka Dr Sandra Lee for help.
The bump's weight restricted Stacey from not only engaging in physical activities but also wreaked havoc on her self-confidence. She began dressing up in baggy men's oversized t-shirts and always ensured that her arms were covered. Aside from her self-confidence, her career too began taking a hit due to the growth on her bicep. Since she was a PE teacher, she had to demonstrate several physical activities like throwing a ball, rowing a boat, etc to her students. But due to the bump, she couldn't do any of that. Stacey did see a doctor prior to meeting Dr Lee, but the doctor told her that it would cost money to get the bump removed.
So, Stacey put her plan of getting the huge bump removed on hold and continued to live in pain and discomfort. Finally, she had enough of it and reached out to Dr Lee for help. Dr Lee took just one look at Stacey's arm and immediately gave her the diagnosis of lipoma. She examined the bump and felt that there were dimples and fibrous texture to it. But since it was moving around and squishy, Dr Lee felt optimistic about removing it safely.
Without wasting any time, Dr Lee got to it and carefully removed the bump from her bicep. After removing it, they weighed it. To everybody's surprise, it weighed a whopping 5 pounds! Stacey was not only grateful to Dr Lee but also proud of herself. She declared that she was a very strong woman as she was walking around carrying a 5 lb lipoma growth on her arm! Towards the end of the episode, we got an update on Stacey's life post removal of her lipoma.
The PE teacher was beyond happy with her biceps now and no longer felt the need to hide behind baggy clothes. She also pointed out how she could teach and engage with her students better without the added weight and discomfort caused by the growth on her bicep.
'Dr Pimple Popper' airs every Wednesday at 9/8c on TLC.