A 25-year-old member asked:
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what is the percentage that i could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

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Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. Problems can occur more frequently with general but these are rare as well. Have your cyst out and relax.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Minimal: Assuming that you are healthy otherwise, less than one percent. A good anesthesiologist can determine your risk personally.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Small: Assuming your health is good, you are safer having the surgery than driving to the facility to have it done.
Answered on Oct 17, 2016

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
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U may: wait if it is shrinking . you may not notice it after a while. u may do surgery anytime.
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Dr. Charles Garramone
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Yes: Yes with a scar revision. Although you will still have a scar, but hopefully better one.

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