A 28-year-old female asked:
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i've a sebaceous cyst on my face the size of small marble. how can i get rid of it?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Minor surgery: A cyst like this may discharge its contents and get smaller, but will recur. Surgery is quick and easy but may not be indicated. It would be reasonable to have someone - maybe a dermatologist - look at it and see what can be done.
Answered on Jun 4, 2013
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cystectomy: The most common and effective way to remove a cyst is with surgical excision. The entire cyst, lining and contents, needs to be removed to prevent recurrence. Lancing a cyst is reserved for when they are infected. The most important part of any treatment is having the right diagnosis. Consider seeing a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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