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About Sebaceous Cyst

A sebaceous cyst is a skin cyst that appears when the sebaceous gland gets blocked or damaged. It commonly appears around the face, ear, trunk, head, or groin region. It grows slowly and rarely causes pain. Small cysts may also disappear after some time but in case the size is large, you may have to opt for a draining or surgical procedure, especially if the cyst is swollen or painful.

You can get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult our expert plastic surgeons to find out the most plausible treatment method for sebaceous cysts.


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Complications if sebaceous cyst is left untreated
  • The cyst may grow larger
  • The cyst may become infected
  • There might be pus accumulationCellulitis
  • Abscess formation
  • Septicemia (blood poisoning)
Where do sebaceous cysts commonly appear?
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Face
  • Back
  • Head
  • Scalp
What does a sebaceous cyst look like?
  • Skin colored/tan/yellowish bump
  • Swollen & red if infected
  • A pointy black tip that may drain fluid
  • Filled with thick and oily sebum
Surgical Treatments for Sebaceous Cyst Removal
  • Lancing
  • Conventional Wide Excision Surgery
  • Minimal Excision Surgery
  • Punch Biopsy Excision
  • Laser Aided Excision
Sebaceous Cyst in Different Languages
  • Sebaceous Cyst in Hindi- सिबेशियस सिस्ट
  • Sebaceous Cyst in Tamil- சரும மெழுகு நீர்க்கட்டி
  • Sebaceous Cyst in Telugu- సేబాషియస్ తిత్తి
  • Sebaceous Cyst in Bengali- সেবাসিয়াস সিস্ট
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For proper diagnosis of a sebaceous cyst, the doctor will first ask for your medical history and perform a physical examination. The appearance of the cyst is usually enough to determine whether the lump on your skin is a sebaceous cyst or not.

If the physical exam cannot provide clear evidence, the doctor may suggest the following tests:

  • Ultrasound- An ultrasound will help the doctor to take a look at the cyst contents.
  • CT Scan- A CT scan or other imaging tests are usually recommended when the surgeon suspects that the cyst may require surgical treatment. This test helps the doctor to identify the abnormalities in the cyst and identify the best route for treatment.
  • Punch Biopsy- A punch biopsy may be required to confirm whether the skin lump is cancerous or not. A small amount of tissue will be taken from the cyst and examined to look for signs of cancer.

After seeing the results of these tests, the doctor will suggest the most plausible treatment method for the patient.


For proper diagnosis of a sebaceous cyst, the doctor will first ask for your medical history and perform a physical examination. The appearance of the cyst is usually enough to determine whether the lump on your skin is a sebaceous cyst or not.

If the physical exam cannot provide clear evidence, the doctor may suggest the following tests:

  • Ultrasound- An ultrasound will help the doctor to take a look at the cyst contents.
  • CT Scan- A CT scan or other imaging tests are usually recommended when the surgeon suspects that the cyst may require surgical treatment. This test helps the doctor to identify the abnormalities in the cyst and identify the best route for treatment.
  • Punch Biopsy- A punch biopsy may be required to confirm whether the skin lump is cancerous or not. A small amount of tissue will be taken from the cyst and examined to look for signs of cancer.

After seeing the results of these tests, the doctor will suggest the most plausible treatment method for the patient.

At Pristyn Care, Ahmedabad, our plastic surgeons employ the advanced and conventional techniques as required to treat a sebaceous cyst.

In case the cyst is small yet bothersome for the patient, the doctor may use a steroid drug to control and manage the symptoms. If the cyst grows significantly and becomes large, tender, or inflamed, the doctor will suggest draining or surgical removal.

The standard procedures employed by Pristyn Care’s plastic surgeons are:

  • Conventional Wide Excision- In this procedure, the surgeon makes a large incision around the lump, drains its contents, and excises the skin that is inflamed or infected.
  • Minimally Invasive Excision- As the name suggests, the procedure is carried out through a tiny incision. The cyst is drained and only the infected skin tissues are excised, thereby treating the sebaceous cyst.

Both these methods are safe and effective in treating a sebaceous cyst treat regardless of its size and leave almost negligible chances of recurrence. If you have been diagnosed with a sebaceous cyst, you can get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult our plastic surgeons to learn more about the excision procedures.

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Why choose Pristyn Care for Sebaceous Cyst Removal Surgery

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India


Advanced Sebaceous Cyst Removal Surgery

At Pristyn Care, we leverage minimal excision and wide-excision techniques to effectively remove the sebaceous cyst and its wall.


Expert Plastic Surgeons

We have well-trained plastic surgeons with 10+ years of experience and ample knowledge to perform the surgery safely. Our doctors compile a customized treatment plan for each patient.


Minimal Scarring

Sebaceous cyst removal surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. There is no major scarring after the treatment. Thus, the surgery has no aesthetic downside.


Low Recurrence Rate

Our doctors ensure that the cyst is properly removed, along with the cyst wall. Thus, the recurrence rate is almost negligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pop the cyst on my scalp?

No. You should not pop the cyst on your scalp as it will create further issues for you. Popping the cyst will release the liquid to the surface but the sac that is formed under the skin won’t be removed. As a result, the cyst may grow back and you will ultimately have to visit a doctor to get rid of it.

Why does a cyst form?

A cyst usually forms when the duct is blocked due to trauma, infection, or genetic diseases. As the blockage can happen due to any reason, the sebaceous cyst can develop in any person at any age. But it has been noticed that men are more prone to developing sebaceous cysts than women.

Who can perform sebaceous cyst removal surgery?

To undergo a sebaceous cyst excision surgery, you need to contact a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. They have specialization in treating skin cysts and other skin-related problems. They get focused training in such procedures, hence, they are highly skilled in treating sebaceous cysts both medically and surgically.

How can I book an appointment with the best doctors for sebaceous cyst treatment in Ahmedabad?

You can book an appointment with the best doctors by getting in touch with Pristyn Care. We have the best team of plastic surgeons who specialize in the treatment of sebaceous cysts and other skin-related conditions as well. So, you only need to give us a call and we will connect you with the most reliable and reputed doctors of Ahmedabad.

Is draining an effective method for the treatment of sebaceous cysts?

No. Sebaceous cysts cannot be treated properly through draining as the cyst wall stays under the skin and may start gathering sebum or keratin again. Due to this, most of the cysts recur even after draining. Therefore, it is better if you opt for surgical excision to get rid of the cyst permanently.

How much does sebaceous cyst excision cost in Ahmedabad?

The cost of sebaceous cyst treatment in Ahmedabad ranges from Rs. 30,000 Rs. 40,000. However, the cost majorly varies from patient to patient depending on various factors, such as number, size, and location of the cyst, doctor’s fee, hospital charges, etc. These are major expenses due to which the final cost of treatment will vary significantly.

Is sebaceous cyst treatment covered under insurance at Pristyn Care in Ahmedabad?

Yes. In Ahmedabad, you can use your health insurance policy to seek treatment for sebaceous cysts with Pristyn Care. Our medical coordinators will take care of the procedure. You can hand over the insurance documents to our coordinators and they will handle the paperwork and claim process on your behalf. We will also make sure that you get a 100% claim to cover the entire cost of treatment.

What are the chances that the sebaceous cyst surgery will be successful?

The success rate of sebaceous cyst removal surgery depends on factors like the doctor’s experience, the severity of the condition, the patient’s healing abilities, etc. At Pristyn Care, we have experienced doctors who make sure that regardless of the severity of the condition, the surgery is performed safely and effectively. Thus, the success rate of sebaceous cyst excision under the care of our surgeons is more than 90%.

Can sebaceous cyst occur on the scrotum?

Yes. A sebaceous cyst can appear anywhere, including the scrotum. There is another type of cyst, known as an epidermoid cyst that can appear on the scrotum. You should get the cyst diagnosed and seek proper treatment for it to prevent complications.

Can sebaceous cyst burst on its own?

Yes. Without proper treatment, there are chances that the sebaceous cyst will eventually grow larger and burst on its own. After the rupture, the cyst may start draining and continue growing as the cyst wall won’t be detached.

Can sebaceous cysts be painful?

Sebaceous cysts usually don’t hurt at all. However, they may become tender and cause soreness in the skin if they get infected. You may also experience foul-smelling discharge from the cyst due to infection.

Is it possible to treat infected sebaceous cysts with antibiotics?

No. Antibiotics are needed to treat the infection present in the sebaceous cyst. As long as the cyst is infected, the surgeon won’t be able to remove it without risking the spread of the infection. Therefore, antibiotics are prescribed first to control the infection, then the cyst is excised.

Is sebaceous cyst contagious?

No. A sebaceous cyst is not contagious. However, if the cyst gets infected, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues and cause irritation in the skin.

Is there any homeopathic medicine for a sebaceous cyst?

There are several homeopathic medicines available for sebaceous cysts.

However, there is no scientific evidence that these medicines work effectively to treat sebaceous cysts.

  • Silicea
  • Baryta Carb
  • Graphites
  • Thuja
  • Hepar Sulph
  • Kali Bromatum
  • Lobelia Inflata

What are the common home remedies for a sebaceous cyst?

The different home remedies that can help to manage and control the symptoms of pain caused by sebaceous cyst are:

Using these home remedies may alleviate the pain by reducing the inflammation. But make sure that you ask your doctors before trying out these things.

  • Warm compress
  • Application of castor oil, tea tree oil, turmeric, coconut oil,
  • Drinking apple cider vinegar
  • Take bath in Epsom salt
  • Apply aloe vera gel

Can I remove the sebaceous cyst myself?

No. You should never try to remove a cyst yourself as it can cause inflammation and infection. Moreover, it will be impossible for you to maintain a sterile environment and lance the cyst completely at home. This will only increase the chances of recurrence.

Which doctor should I consult for sebaceous cyst treatment?

You can consult a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon for sebaceous cyst treatment. Both these types of doctors have ample knowledge and expertise in removing all kinds of cysts.

How do I find the best sebaceous cyst doctor in Ahmedabad?

When you are trying to find the best sebaceous cyst doctor in Ahmedabad, try following the tips below:

  • Ask your primary care provider, family, or friends for recommendations.
  • Check the doctor’s qualifications, certification, and license.
  • See how many years of experience the doctor has and how many surgeries he/she has performed over the years.
  • Book a consultation with the doctor and check the quality of care he/she provides.
  • Analyze the quality of medical care at the hospital or clinic the doctor is associated with.
  • See if the treatment with the specific doctor is affordable or not.

Is sebaceous cyst surgery safe?

Yes. Sebaceous cyst surgery is completely safe as it is performed by experienced surgeons who have excellent skills and ample knowledge. Moreover, the techniques available for sebaceous cyst removal are also minimally invasive. Therefore, the chances of removing the cyst successfully are higher.

Does sebaceous cyst return after surgery?

If the cyst contents are drained and the cyst wall is also removed during the surgical procedure with precision, then the sebaceous cyst will most certainly not recur. However, another cyst can appear in a nearby location due to the damaged sebaceous glands.

Get Rid of Sebaceous Cyst in a Painless & Scarless Way

Sebaceous cysts may not seem like a big problem to you, but they can cause pain and discomfort if they grow very large. Whether the cyst has appeared in the neck, face, back of the ears, torso, or any other region, they need to be dealt with utmost care. And if you leave them untreated for a long time, they can grow bigger and may rupture at some point. The rupture will cause infection under the skin that can lead to sepsis. To prevent anything like this from happening, you should seek proper treatment for the cysts.

At Pristyn Care, we leverage the latest as well traditional procedures for the excision of sebaceous cysts. Our doctors employ the conventional wide excision technique and minimal excision technique to make sure that the cyst is removed completely. Both techniques are safe and effective in removing cysts and leave negligible chances of recurrence. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and the patient is sent home on the same day. The recovery after this procedure is also quick and you won’t feel any kind of pain during or after the surgery.

To learn more about the procedure, you only need to get in touch with Pristyn Care and we will schedule your consultation with the best plastic surgeons. You no longer need to worry about getting advanced sebaceous cyst treatment in Ahmedabad.

Talk To Pristyn Care’s Highly Experienced Plastic Surgeons in Ahmedabad

To get the best-in-class treatment for sebaceous cysts in Ahmedabad, you only need to get in touch with us. We have the best team of plastic surgeons in Ahmedabad who have more than 8 years of experience and ample knowledge of the latest techniques that are used for the treatment of sebaceous cysts.

Our doctors understand that most people opt for surgical treatment due to cosmetic reasons. Hence, we ensure that the surgery is minimally invasive. An incision is required to excise the cyst and cyst wall with precision. Thus, our surgeons make sure that the incision is done in a place where it can be hidden properly and doesn’t affect the aesthetic appearance of the patients.

Our doctors brief the patient about the procedure to help them make an informed decision. They also provide post-surgery care and follow-ups without any additional charges. You can talk to our surgeons whenever you feel concerned and clear all your doubts about the treatment.

Pristyn Care Makes Sebaceous Cyst Treatment in Ahmedabad Hassle-free & Cost-Effective

At Pristyn Care, we aim to simplify the surgical experience of the patients from the start to the end. Our representatives will be available for assistance round-the-clock to ease up and handle all treatment-related formalities. We make the treatment journey hassle-free by handling the following responsibilities:

  • Helping you connect with the best plastic surgeon in Ahmedabad
  • Booking your appointments with the doctor
  • Scheduling diagnostic tests at the partnered labs
  • Discounts on tests
  • Handling insurance-related formalities
  • Helping to get 100% insurance claim
  • Hiring a cab for travel on the day of surgery
  • Handling hospital admission and discharge process
  • Providing post-surgery care and recovery tips
  • Free follow-ups after surgery, and much more

With Pristyn Care, you don’t have to worry about any aspect of your treatment as we provide services that we will make the journey hassle-free and cost-effective with our services. You just need to let us know and we will be of assistance whenever you need it.

Book An Appointment with Pristyn Care to Visit The Nearest Medical Center

As Pristyn Care has many clinics and associated hospitals in Ahmedabad, we suggest that you book an appointment prior to your arrival to make things easier.

To book an appointment, you can give us a call, fill the appointment form, or use the patient application. You can pick a doctor of your choice and schedule the consultation at your convenience. By booking an appointment in this way, you will save a lot of time and hassles that patients usually face with walk-in appointments.

We also offer online consultation to make further pre and post-surgery consultation easier for the patients. With this feature, the patients can discuss everything with the doctor over a virtual call from the comfort of their homes.

Sebaceous Cyst Vs. Epidermoid Cyst

A sebaceous cyst is commonly found on the face, neck, and torso. It usually forms when the sebaceous glands are damaged or traumatized due to cuts, injuries, or surgical wounds. It is a non-cancerous and slow-growing cyst that may cause pain or put pressure on the area.

Unlike a sebaceous cyst, an epidermoid cyst is a slow-growing benign cyst that is commonly found on the face, neck, head, and genitals. It appears when keratin starts to build up under the skin. The epidermoid cyst has a skin-colored, tanned, or yellowish appearance and is filled with thick material. An epidermoid cyst may become swollen or red if it gets inflamed or infected.

How to prepare for sebaceous cyst removal?

To prepare your body for a surgical procedure, the doctor will first ask you to get tested properly. These tests will evaluate your overall health and help the doctor to determine what precautions need to be taken during sebaceous cyst removal.

Other than tests, the doctor may ask the following things to prepare you for the surgery:

  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Do not try to press or pop the cyst.
  • Do not eat anything 8 hours before the surgery.
  • Avoid wearing makeup on the day of surgery.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes that you can change easily before and after the procedure.
  • Keep your insurance papers ready prior to admission to the hospital.

Besides these, no further preparations are required for sebaceous cyst removal surgery. The anesthetist will also ask if you have an allergy to some foods or compounds to determine what type of anesthesia will be appropriate to use. Standard tests, like liver function tests, blood tests, blood pressure examinations, etc. will also be performed right before the surgery.

Sebaceous Cyst Surgery Recovery Time & Tips

As sebaceous cyst excision is not a major surgery, the patient recovers quickly without any complications. The average recovery time after sebaceous cyst surgery is 2-3 weeks and that too if the cyst was infected or very large. After a small-sized cyst excision, the patient may only need around 1 week to recover completely.

On the day of surgery, you will be asked to take complete rest as the body will still have the lingering effects from anesthesia. Here are some tips that you should follow during the recovery phase to get back to your daily routine as soon as possible:

  • Keep the wound covered with a dry bandage. There may be some drainage from the wound for a couple of days. So, you’ll have to change the bandages frequently.
  • If gauze is placed over the wound, you may have to get it removed after some time. Or the doctor will tell you how to remove the gauze yourself.
  • If oral antibiotics or pain medications are prescribed by the doctor, make sure that you take the medicines as directed.
  • Do not push your body to its limits. In the initial days, the body itself will tell you when to resume a specific activity.
  • There will be no restrictions on diet. But it will be better if you eat a healthy and balanced diet with plenty of fiber and water content.
  • Take follow-ups with the doctor after the first week and then as suggested to monitor the recovery and identify complications (if any) before they become serious.

You can contact the doctor for help at any time during the recovery as well.

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    Choosing Pristyn Care for sebaceous cyst surgery was the best decision. The doctors were not only experts but also caring, creating a comfortable environment for discussing my concerns. They thoroughly assessed my condition and recommended the most suitable treatment plan. Pristyn Care's team provided personalized post-operative care, ensuring a smooth healing process. They were attentive to my needs and provided valuable guidance during my recovery. Thanks to Pristyn Care, my sebaceous cyst is now resolved, and I feel more confident and satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend their services for sebaceous cyst surgery.

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