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How are skin cysts surgically removed?

Skin cysts are surgically removed by cutting the sack that contains the fluid or other material filling the cyst out of the body. Removal of a skin cyst may be performed by a surgeon, dermatologist, and some family medicine doctors. 

Cyst removal is different from simply draining the cyst. A cyst is a sack of abnormal tissue that fills with material such as fluid, dead cells, or oil. If the abnormal tissue that makes up the walls of the cyst is not fully removed, the cyst may reform within days or weeks. 

Not all skin cysts require removal. If a cyst is causing you pain, is increasing in size, is located in an area that affects your appearance, or becomes infected, it should be removed.

Is cyst removal surgery painful?

Do they put you under for cyst removal?

What types of cysts can be removed?

Do you have to surgically remove cysts (and the skin tissue around them)?

How long does skin cyst removal surgery take to heal?

Can a cyst come back after being surgically removed?

Does cyst removal leave a scar?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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