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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know of a way to remove a sebaceous cyst?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
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 the cyst or it may recur.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Minor Procedure: Excision of a sebaceous cyst should ideally be done when there are no signs of infection. The area is injected with local anesthesia, and a small amount of skin is removed along with the cyst and its contents.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know of a safe way to remove a sebaceous cyst at home?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Tucker
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:

Need advice on what is the the best way to remove a sebaceous cyst?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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.

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