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how much does it hurt to remove a sebaceous cyst

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Size?Infxn?Location?: It depends on size, location and degree of infection to name a few criteria. But generally speaking, with a small amount of local anesthesia, this is ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Cost for procedures can vary from place to place. Best to call ahead and ask for pricing. Some places can offer steep discounts for cash payers, so as ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nope!: Local anesthesia (a small needle stick is all that is needed) makes this completely painless, and the post-removal discomfort is very mild--tylenol is ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Colen
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: You could try some warm compresses but true sebaceous cysts require surgical excision. They are usually not painful unless they are becoming infected. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery...: This is a straightforward office procedure that can be done by a plastic surgeon with local anesthesia. It is important to remove the entire wall of t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tucker
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: When I have seen people who have tried to self treat cyst they often get infected and then the scarring can be worse.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: 1. Numb the skin 2. Make a small incision over the cyst. 3. Remove the cyst entirely, including the cyst wall. 4. Sew it up neatly.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cys ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
With a minor surgery: Numb up the skin. Make a small incision directly over the cyst. Remove the cyst completely, including the cyst wall. Sew it up neatly.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unclog will not end: While "unclogging" a sebaceous cyst may sound fun or fulfilling, it generally does not treat a sebacous cyst; it only empties it. In order to succesfu ... Read More

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