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What is a Sebaceous Cyst?

A Sebaceous Cyst can be characterised as a Pocket of Tissue composed of fluid, pus or other cells that forms under the skin.

Sebaceous Cysts can grow anywhere on the body and vary in size and depth. A Sebaceous cyst will be non-cancerous and painless. However, the risk of infection is relatively high which then leads to discomfort or aesthetic concern. 

Cysts typically range in size from a pea to a few centimetres across.

it’s recommended to see a doctor to check your Sebaceous Cyst checked, especially if they:

  • Recently noticed or growing quickly
  • Are big or start to hurt
  • Start to look different

Whilst Sebaceous Cysts are benign, you should be aware there is a rare type of cancerous cysts, Malignant Cyst. These cancerous Cysts can be seen through cells where foreign material secretes into the Cyst.

There are two categories where these Cysts can be assigned:

  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms 
  • Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms
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How to Remove a Sebaceous Cyst

A Revitalise London Dermatology Clinic Cyst Removal is a pain-free and minimally invasive procedure. We have a team of world class Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons who collaboratively work together to develop the most effective treatment plan. 

Depending on the individual and unique characteristics of the Sebaceous Cyst such as placement, size, nature (inflamed of infected) we would offer a tailored treatment option. Typically, we would excise or drain a cyst. You should only look for remove a cyst when either:

  • Large or becomes painful: This can happen if the cyst presses on a nerve or restricts movement in a joint.
  • In a location where it is a hinderance, such as on the face or neck.
  • A concern cosmetically.

There are two main types of cyst removal procedures:

  • Cyst Excision: This is the most usual form of cyst removal. This is a minor surgery under local anaesthetic which means the treatment will be pain free. 

What is a Surgical Excision? This is where your Revitalise London Plastic Surgeon will make a tiny incision in the skin over the cyst and then carefully remove the cyst from within the incision. The incision will then be closed ensuring a beautiful aesthetic outcome with minimal to no scarring.

  • Cyst Drainage: This procedure is mostly only used for infected Sebaceous Cysts. The cyst and all the contents within the cyst is drained, leaving the area prepared for a future excision.  

Recovery from Sebaceous Cyst removal is usually quick and relatively painless. You could have some small bruising around the incision site for a few hours post-procedure. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for the incision site, such as keeping it clean and dry.

Why do people have Sebaceous Cysts removed?

Our advice will always be to prevent, rather than to cure. Proactive Sebaceous Cyst Removal can prevent any future complications including the rare chance of any malignant changes. 

There are a various reasons for your Sebaceous Cyst removal at the Revitalise London Dermatology Clinic:

The Sebaceous cyst could annoy you, perhaps it is unsightly, hurting or maturing in a way which concerns you. 

There is the possibility the Sebaceous Cyst could be a symptom of something more dangerous. Always consult with a doctor and determine if your surgeon has any concerns such as it being painful, inflamed or firm. Post-procedure, it will be unlikely to ever return. In fact, we have a 12-month guarantee that it will not return!

Our quick Sebaceous Cyst Removal will happily leave you blemish-free and painless skin with minimal to no scarring. After a procedure at the Revitalise London Clinic, a patient will never worry about the treated area. 

Our Sebaceous Cyst Removal in London will help your self-esteem and bring back self-confidence. This will enable you to keep living your best life with no fear of judgement!

Book a dermatology consultation with one of our expert dermatologist or plastic surgeons at our Harley Street Clinic and let us help to restore your self-confidence and help reach your body goals.

Cyst Removal cost

Consultation Fee: £95

Excision Fee: £395 to £895

Drainage Fee: £395 to £695

The consultation fee is waived if procedure is carried out, and the cost of cyst removal may vary depending on complexity.

  • Surgeon’s experience and qualifications: Our Sebaceous Cyst Removal Service is led by board-certified surgeons with extensive experience in Sebaceous Cyst removal.
  • Plastic Surgeons-Supported: We have a team of internationally renowned plastic surgeons who provide support to our dermatology team for more complex removal cases. Plastic Surgeons are often preferred when the patient is particularly sensitive to scarring. 

Quick, Easy and Same-Day Removal: We are able to offer a rapid same-day removal of Cysts due our three fully supported surgical rooms here at our Harley Street and Westfield Clinics.

How does Cyst Removal Work?

The Sebaceous Cyst Removal Process has been designed by leading surgeons and dermatologists for your comfort and convenience.

Step 1) Consultation and Assessment: Our Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons work collaboratively to determine the most effective treatment plan. 

During the consultation, the doctor will recommend the most effective pain-free removal technique. If your doctor is happy, you may proceed with treatment immediately after the consultation.

Step 2) Procedure and Post-Care: Our surgeries are always carried out by industry leading Plastic Surgeons. You treatment will be pain-free and Aesthetically Excellent. 

We will then provide detailed after-care instructions and gain access to your own dedicated patient line which is open every day for your convenience!

Frequently Asked Questions

We often find that during Cyst Removal From Arm, Skin, Face by general practitioners or nurses the results can be substandard particularly when it comes to post procedure scarring. It is for this reason we advise anyone who has a sebaceous cyst to get it removed by a trained dermatologist or surgeon specializing in this field. Our highly trained dermatologists and surgeons adopt an extremely cosmetic minded approach to Cyst Removal UK leaving you with minimal or no scarring.
Our preferred method of skin cyst removal is the elliptical excision where we remove the complete cyst with the fluid in tact. By removing the cyst in this fashion the chances of it returning are almost zero. We have found clinics offering methods such as squeezing, or burning the cyst.Although there is a time and place for such methods, the full elliptical excision has always been the gold standard and is recommended by the British Association of Dermatologists. We offer an exceptional level of service which is unparalleled by other clinics.