How is a Sebaceous Cyst Removed?
Here’s the cool part. A sebaceous cyst that has not been previously infected or burst can usually be removed using a minimally invasive technique. It’s a fairly new way of removing sebaceous cysts.
This can be performed for cysts up to around 3-4cm in diameter.
The cyst is extruded through the small excision along with the sac through a small incision.
In face, the cut into the skin is only around 3mm or so in length and it is often not necessary to use sutures.
The traditional way of removing a sebaceous cyst is by formal surgical excision. The cyst is cut out through an ellipse from one side of the cyst to the other side. So a 2cm cyst will leave a 2cm scar, and sutures will need to be removed.
It can be very satisfying to see a significant cyst removed through a 3mm hole.