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Is it a good idea to remove a sebaceous cyst or just unclog it?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Depends,,,

If it is small, unclogging it can be done (like squeezing out a blackhead) but it will almost always recur, as the lining is intact.
It may also become infected. Complete removal of the cyst and its lining will prevent recurrence but, of necessity, will leave a small scar.

In brief: Depends,,,

If it is small, unclogging it can be done (like squeezing out a blackhead) but it will almost always recur, as the lining is intact.
It may also become infected. Complete removal of the cyst and its lining will prevent recurrence but, of necessity, will leave a small scar.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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 succesfully treat a cyst, you must remove the lining which typically requires minor surgery.

In brief: 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 succesfully treat a cyst, you must remove the lining which typically requires minor surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
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