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Benign growths known as sebaceous cysts can develop on your face when an oil gland gets blocked. Fluid builds up, causing a mass on your face to form. If the cyst becomes infected, it will need to be removed. Sebaceous cyst removal is a surgical procedure to eliminate the cyst to clear the infection and restore your appearance.

Sebaceous Cyst Removal Procedure

The procedure for sebaceous cyst removal is done in under an hour using local anesthesia. If the cyst is infected, it may need to be treated with antibiotics prior to removal. During the in-office surgical procedure, an incision is made directly over the cyst to extract it. It can also be removed through drainage by a syringe.

You can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. It will take a couple of weeks for the area to heal fully. Scarring is minimal and should fade over time. You may need to follow a taping protocol for two weeks to protect the area from UV exposure. A scar gel treatment for three months may be required to fade scarring. Swimming, immersed bathing and hot tubs may be prohibited for two weeks after the procedure.

Ideal Sebaceous Cyst Removal Candidates

Individuals who are best suited for sebaceous cyst removal are experiencing pain and discomfort from inflammation. A consultation with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam can determine if you are an ideal candidate. A biopsy or skin culture may be necessary to determine if the benign growth is a sebaceous cyst or something else. Ideal candidates are typically non-smokers with no underlying health conditions that may impact healing.

Request a Sebaceous Cyst Removal Consultation

If you have a benign growth you want removed, a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam is the best place to start. Dr. Nikfarjam can examine you and determine if you are an ideal candidate. During your appointment, you can learn more about the procedure and risks and get a customized treatment plan that is best for you. Request a consultation for sebaceous cyst removal today.

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