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

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 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 19 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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