'When Skin Goes Wrong': Dr Dev is shocked to see Amanda's tennis ball-sized lipoma as he struggles to remove it
Once Dr Dev got everything ready for the procedure, he decided to use lit of anesthesia in that portion to ensure Amanda does not feel any pain when he is pressing on the lipoma to remove the fat
TLC allowed viewers to have a special look at some of the most shocking cases of skin condition with their special titled 'When Skin Goes Wrong'. In the latest episode (November 19) of the show, Amanda came into the clinic with the hope that her 10-year-old lipoma could be treated.
Coming to the clinic, she met up with Dr Dev who was keen on seeing how he could treat her lipoma. Amanda revealed she had always been conscious of the lipoma on her tummy, and over the years it had increased in size. At the same time, Amanda confessed she used to wear baggy clothes as she did not want people to look at her growing bump. Amanda revealed that the lipoma had now as big as a "tennis ball" while adding that it was depressing to know that the lump was growing on her tummy. After having a look at the lump, Dr Dev was quick to tell her that it could be removed with an easy procedure. Dr Dev explained that he would make a cut on the lipoma and remove the fat that was in it.
Speaking to the camera, Dr Dev admitted it was one of the biggest lipomas he had treated so far. Once he got everything ready for the procedure, he decided to use lit of anesthesia in that portion to ensure Amanda does not feel any pain when he is pressing on the lipoma to remove the fat. He assured her the lipoma was just a collection of fat that did not affect health. He also hinted that he might have to put a bit of pressure to ensure all the fat was out. Dr Dev started by making a small opening for the fat to come out. Once that was done, he started to squeeze the area to make sure everything comes out quickly.
However, as he started the procedure, Dr Dev quickly realized there was a lot of fat that needed to be squeezed out. Luckily for him, Amanda was ready to wait and carried on with the procedure with a big smile on her face. Dr Dev was pleased to see how positive Amanda was staying through the procedure. He finally managed to remove all the lipoma, and Amanda was happy as she looked forward to a changed life.
'When Skin Goes Wrong' airs on Thursdays at 10 pm ET on TLC.