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What is a Sebaceous Cyst?

A sebaceous cyst is a non-cancerous lump that appears on the skin when a hair follicle gets ruptured and causes blockage in the sebaceous duct. It is usually a slow-growing lump found commonly around the face, neck, torso, and groin region. This type of cyst is also more common in men than women. Though they are not harmful, these cysts can be extremely uncomfortable to live with. They also have an ugly appearance which is usually embarrassing for people.

Whether you have symptoms or not because of sebaceous cysts, it is always better to get proper treatment for this condition, otherwise, it can become cancerous. Get in touch with Pristyn Care and discuss your problem with the best doctors in Chandigarh to get rid of sebaceous cysts safely and permanently.



  • Sebaceous Cyst Complications
  • Where do sebaceous cysts commonly appear?
  • What does a sebaceous cyst look like?
  • Types of Sebaceous Cyst Removal Surgery
  • Sebaceous Cyst in Different Languages

Sebaceous Cyst Complications

Grow very large

Become infected

Pus accumulation


Abscess formation

Septicemia (blood poisoning)


Doctor Doing a Surgery


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, Chandigarh, 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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Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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A dedicated Medical Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

Post Surgery Care

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I get a sebaceous cyst removed?


You should not wait for a sebaceous cyst to grow and become large to get rid of it. Delaying the treatment will only increase the risks and complications as it is harder to remove the contents of a large cyst completely. Therefore, you should get rid of the cyst in earlier stages when it is small and there are minimal risks with the removal procedure.

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Get Painless Treatment for Sebaceous Cyst Treatment in Chandigarh

Sebaceous cysts are not usually life-threatening or cancerous tumors. However, if the cysts become infected, they can lead to sepsis and increase the chances of cancer as well. Besides that, these cysts also have an ugly appearance, which is apparently the most common reason for people to seek treatment.

If you want to get rid of sebaceous cysts in a quick and painless way, Pristyn Care is the right place. We leverage the safer techniques, i.e., conventional wide excision and minimal excision techniques for the removal of sebaceous cysts. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and requires no hospitalization. The patient also recovers faster and there will be negligible chances left after the treatment. You can get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult our medical experts to learn more about the procedures and their benefits.

Highly Experienced & Trained Plastic Surgeons for Sebaceous Cyst Treatment

In Chandigarh, Pristyn Care houses certified, trained, and skilled plastic surgeons who have plenty of experience in diagnosing and treating conditions like sebaceous cysts. Our doctors are compassionate, caring, and trustworthy. They understand the patient’s needs and requirements and suggest the best treatment options.

Our surgeons do their best to streamline the entire treatment journey and provide optimal care to the patients. Once the cyst is excised and you get discharged, our surgeons will also provide a detailed recovery guide so that you heal faster. During the entire recovery phase, our doctors will also be available for consultation and follow-up.

Choose Pristyn Care to Get Sebaceous Cyst Treatment in Chandigarh

Pristyn Care is focused on simplifying the surgical experience for the patients. We offer comprehensive and personalized care that is beneficial for the patients in every way.

  • We offer a free cab facility so that the patient can travel easily on the day of surgery.
  • We provide free follow-ups and consultations without any additional charges.
  • We offer multiple payment options and finance options, such as cashless payment, zero-cost EMI, etc.
  • Our surgeons also provide post-operative care and recovery tips to ensure that patient’s recovery is smooth.
  • We handle the insurance-related paperwork and claim process on behalf of the patients.
  • Our care buddy also handles the hospital admission and discharge process.
  • Our medical centers in Chandigarh also follow the safety protocols laid down for protection against the spread of coronavirus.

Book an Appointment with Pristyn Care & Visit the Nearest Medical Center

You can visit any of our clinics or associated hospitals in Chandigarh by booking a prior appointment. To book an appointment, you can either give us a call or fill the appointment form. We will provide you information about our doctors who are available at the earliest for consultation. You can pick a doctor of your choice who is available at the nearest center and visit the center at your convenience. You can also choose to consult with the doctor through online consultation mode. This will further make everything easier for the patients and they can seek expert help 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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