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What do doctors do to remove a sebaceous cyst?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Minor Surgery

A non-infected sebaceous cyst is removed under local anesthesia through a small incision placed over the cyst.
The cyst needs to be removed whole to prevent recurrence, so the incision is about the length of the cyst. The sooner it is removed, the smaller the incision. Infected cysts are lanced and can be excised after the infection has healed.

In brief: Minor Surgery

A non-infected sebaceous cyst is removed under local anesthesia through a small incision placed over the cyst.
The cyst needs to be removed whole to prevent recurrence, so the incision is about the length of the cyst. The sooner it is removed, the smaller the incision. Infected cysts are lanced and can be excised after the infection has healed.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: With a minor surgery

Numb up the skin.
Make a small incision directly over the cyst. Remove the cyst completely, including the cyst wall. Sew it up neatly.

In brief: With a minor surgery

Numb up the skin.
Make a small incision directly over the cyst. Remove the cyst completely, including the cyst wall. Sew it up neatly.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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