THIS is the disgusting moment a man with a lump the size of a ping pong ball has it removed from his back – 10 years after it first emerged.
Dr Ross Perry, medical director of skin clinics chain Cosmedics, can be seen cutting out the pus-filled growth from just below the man’s neck.
Dubbed the Exorcyst by his patients, the skin expert uses a sharp scalpel to first score the top of the fatty lump – known as a lipoma.
The overgrowth of fat cells isn’t usually serious – but they can be unsightly and will continue to grow bigger until they’re removed.
In this case, Dr Perry admitted that this was one of the biggest lipomas he had ever removed.
Speaking to the MailOnline, he explained that the man had been told by his GP that there was nothing that could be done about the cyst.
That’s why he decided to visit the Cosmedics clinic in London, where he could have it removed privately.
Filming the 20-minute procedure, Dr Perry can first be seen injecting the patient around the lump with a local anaesthetic.
After making a small incision over the head of the growth, he then uses his hands to firmly squeeze out the pus.
As he pushes down on either side with a piece of gauze in each hand, the yellow goo comes oozing out the middle.
What is a lipoma?
A lipoma is a benign, fatty lump that grows under the skin.
They’re harmless and can usually be left alone if they’re small and painless.
They are non-cancerous and are caused by an overgrowth of fat cells.
Lipomas can grow anywhere on the body, but are most common on the shoulders, neck, chest, arms, back, bum and thighs.
They grow very slowly and don’t usually cause any problems.
Lipomas don’t usually need to be removed unless they’re causing problems, such as pain, or if there’s uncertainty about whether it’s a lipoma.
However it can be removed if it is large or is in an obvious place and is affecting your self-esteem.
You should always see your GP if you develop a growth or swelling on your body.
Speaking to The Sun, Dr Perry said: “There’s lots of problems that goes wrong with cysts.
“The common scenario is the patient will get a little lump or bump, they go and see their GP who says it’s fine, it’s not cancerous but it can’t be removed on the NHS because it’s deemed cosmetic.
“So, they leave it, it starts to grow, and often patients play with it or it gets irritated and leaks inside and becomes infected.
There’s lots of problems that goes wrong with cysts
Dr Ross PErry
“Once it becomes infected, it can’t then be as easily removed because the sac breaks down and the muck leaks into the skin.
“They need antibiotics and it needs draining, leaving massive amounts of scarring.
“This takes weeks and weeks to settle down and there’s always the chance it will regrow.”
Dr Perry recommends that anyone who notices a cyst – even if it’s the size of the pea, then it’s best to get it removed.
He said: “If I had one on my face that was anything bigger than a pea size get it removed just to prevent it from getting any worse.
“When you remove them at that size it’s a lot easier.”