Although most sebaceous cysts and lipomas are relatively small and benign, some do grow larger. This can lead to pain or soreness, resulting in a need for removal.
Some cysts and lipomas also grow in places where they are easily noticeable. In these cases, removal may be chosen to help restore body confidence.
Why might you need sebaceous cyst and lipoma removal?
Many lipomas and sebaceous cysts will be small, discreet and pain-free, yet some will require removal. If the cyst or lipoma is particularly large, unsightly, or you have another cause for concern, removal may be needed.
What are the benefits of
Sebaceous cyst and lipoma removal
Some of the benefits of removal include:
The cyst or lipoma will be removed and sutured through direct closure. Following the procedure, If they aren’t dissolving, the sutures will then be removed according to the site of the wound. As a rough guide, the back is 10-14 days, the arm is 5-7 days, and the face is 3-5 days. In addition,
Most cysts and lesions can be removed in the minor operations room of the outpatient’s department. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and will take approximately 30 minutes.
As with any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of complications. Specific complications of sebaceous cyst and lipoma removal include:
Following the procedure, minimal discomfort may be experienced, although this can easily be controlled with over-the-counter painkillers. Bathing is allowed, as long as the dressings and wound site are kept dry.
You will need to massage and moisturise the scar with a bland moisturiser for at least a month after surgery. Similarly, sun protection should be worn for 18-24 months as the affected area will be at an increased risk of sunburn.
Treatment costs will vary according to your unique needs. The full pricing options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
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To make a fully informed decision, click this link for a guide on what to consider before making a decision.