• Aset Hospital Centre of Excellence in Surgery

CYST REMOVAL

Cyst Surgical Treatments

Established in 2019, ASET Hospital brings together some of the leading surgeons in the North West to create a centre of excellence in the field of Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Cosmetic solutions. With a friendly approach, we believe in providing clear advice to allow you to make an informed decision about your surgery.

Our team of dedicated and highly qualified plastic surgeons, anaesthetists, skin care specialists and experienced nurses are here to provide safe treatments to try to help you achieve health, happiness and the results you’ve always dreamed of. We do not compromise on quality and will only use top quality implants, properly equipped and accredited surgical facilities and fully qualified consultant surgeons who are on the GMC specialist register.

MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES CYST REMOVAL

Removal of Cysts by Surgery

Cysts are round, firm, usually pain-free lumps under the skin that can vary considerably in size. There may be a small hole (punctum) on the skin over the cyst and in some cases a white, cheesy and foul smelling material may be expressed from this hole by compressing the cyst. Sebaceous cysts are the most common type of skin cyst and while they usually cause no problems to the patient, in some cases, they can cause discomfort due to their location, appearance or by getting infected. They occur most commonly on the head and neck area but can affect other hair bearing areas of the body. In males, the scrotal skin may be affected.

Cyst Removal Procedure

When considering any cyst removal on the face, it is vital that a properly trained surgeon carries out the procedure.
Cyst removal is carried out by first injecting a local anaesthetic (numbing the area with an injection). Once numbed, the overlying skin is opened and the cyst sac is isolated and removed along with its contents. The skin is then closed with stitches. If the sac can be removed intact (complete) then there is little chance of the cyst coming back. However, if the cyst sac is removed in pieces then there is a risk of the cyst forming again. This most commonly occurs if the cyst has been infected in the past, and as a result, has scar tissue around it. The scar tissue makes it difficult to remove the cyst intact.
 
If a cyst is infected, we usually do not attempt its removal until infection is controlled with appropriate treatment (often antibiotics).

Risks*

Risks associated with this procedure include; haematoma, infection, lumpy, wide or red scarring, painful scarring, cyst recurrence and indentation at the cyst removal point. Please note that cyst removal almost always results in a scar.
*Individual results may vary.



FAQ - Cyst Removal Surgery

You can return to work immediately but the area of operation can take up to 2 weeks to fully heal. *Individual results might vary
A cyst which is considered “suspicious” when viewed by a consultant in the NHS would be removed would be removed, however, if the Consultant considers the cyst to be benign and the request for the cyst removal is for cosmetic reasons, the NHS consultant may recommend that removal is carried out in the private sector
Whenever you feel confident enough to perform an emergency stop without discomfort you may drive. Please check with your insurance company before you drive.
You can return to work immediately but the area of operation can take up to 2 weeks to fully heal.
After cyst removal a small scar is almost always present.

Consultation

There are some possible risks, as with all surgery, which will be explained to you at the time of your consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your treatment and allow your consultant to ascertain your expectations and discuss the results that can be achieved. In order for you to make an informed choice it is vital that you understand all aspects of the procedure and all possible outcomes.

Disclaimer: This information sheet is designed to offer impartial advice and provide you with information to help you make an informed decision. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner.

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