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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 draining or surgical procedure, especially if the cyst is swollen or painful.

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Overview

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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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Treatment

Diagnosis

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.

Surgery

At Pristyn Care, Chennai, 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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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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Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Care 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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Medical Expertise With Technology

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.

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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

How long can a sebaceous cyst last?

Without treatment, a sebaceous cyst can last for a time. It may remain stable or grow larger over the years. In some cases, it has been noticed that the small cysts disappear after some time. However, once it reaches a certain size, you will most likely need surgical treatment.

What is the permanent treatment method for sebaceous cysts?

Surgery is the permanent treatment method for sebaceous cysts. It ensures that the contents of the cysts are removed properly and the infected and inflamed tissues are also removed. Therefore, there are minimal chances of recurrence left after surgery and the problem will be resolved permanently.

Who should I consult to get surgical treatment for a sebaceous cyst?

For surgical treatment of sebaceous cyst, you can consult either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon as both of them are specialists in treating skin-related problems that affect the aesthetic features of the individual. So, while you are seeking treatment for sebaceous cyst in Chennai, make sure that you contact an expert and learn everything about the condition as well as its treatment.

Can I get multiple sebaceous cysts at the same time?

Yes. You can get multiple cysts at the same time if multiple hair follicles get damaged or blocked. This usually happens after injuries as different parts of the skin get damaged during such incidents.

Where can I get advanced treatment for sebaceous cysts in Chennai?

You can get advanced treatment for sebaceous cysts in Chennai at Pristyn Care. We house an experienced team of plastic surgeons, advanced technology, and USFDA-approved surgical and diagnostic tools. Along with that, we have our own clinics and associated hospitals with top-grade facilities to provide optimal medical care to the patients.

What is the cost of sebaceous cyst excision in Chennai?

The cost of sebaceous cyst excision in Chennai ranges from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000. However, the exact cost may vary due to factors like size, number, location of the cyst, doctor’s fee, the severity of the condition, hospital charges, etc. You can contact the healthcare provider where you wish to get treatment and get a clear estimate for the treatment.

Is sebaceous cyst treatment covered under insurance at Pristyn Care?

Yes. At Pristyn Care, we accept all major health insurance policies to cover the cost of sebaceous cyst removal. You can talk to our medical coordinators and learn more about the policies that we accept and how the insurance claim process works. We will handle all the formalities on the patient’s behalf.

What is the success rate of sebaceous cyst surgery under Pristyn Care doctors?

The success rate of sebaceous cyst surgery under the care of Pristyn Care doctors is more than 90%. Our doctors are well-experienced in performing minimally invasive surgeries with maximum safety. Therefore, you can rely on their expertise and undergo surgery by their hands without worrying.

Do Pristyn Care plastic surgeons in Chennai provide post-surgery care?

Yes. Pristyn Care doctors will provide post-surgery care to ensure that you recover properly. They will provide you detailed instructions on the dos and don’ts to prevent the incision from getting infected and to make sure that you heal faster.

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.

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

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

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:

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

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.

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 Chennai?

When you are trying to find the best sebaceous cyst doctor in Chennai, 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 Proper Treatment for Sebaceous Cysts in Chennai

There is a possibility that the sebaceous cyst may resolve on its own. However, they can also come back after some time. Most cysts don’t cause problems but in some cases, they can get infected and pose a threat to your health and life. In such cases, treatment becomes important. Many people also choose to get treatment for cosmetic reasons.

So, no matter what your reasons are for seeking treatment for sebaceous cysts, you can always get in touch with Pristyn Care. We leverage the advanced as well as conventional techniques to provide best-in-class treatment for sebaceous cysts in Chennai.

Don’t Delay Treatment for Sebaceous Cysts and Put Your Health At Risk

If you believe that every kind of skin lump is normal, you should be wary. Not all kinds of skin lumps are harmless. Though sebaceous cysts are normal skin lumps, they also have a potential risk of becoming malignant. When the cyst gets infected, it causes redness and inflammation in the area. Moreover, there is also a risk that the cyst will rupture and the infected cyst content will leak out and spread to the surroundings. Due to the infection that is present in the fluid, there will be a higher risk of blood poisoning and sepsis.

To prevent all this from happening and to make sure that the cyst doesn’t put your health at risk, it is crucial that you seek proper treatment without any delay. Visit the nearest Pristyn Care clinic and consult with any of our doctors in Chennai to explore your treatment options.

Talk To Pristyn Care’s Experienced Surgeons To Make An Informed Decision

Pristyn Care understands the importance of having an experienced and reliable doctor while a person is seeking medical care. Thus, we house a team of certified and highly-skilled plastic surgeons who can perform sebaceous cyst excision surgery with minimal risks. They will explain the entire procedure to the patient prior to the surgery along with risks and post-surgery effects. This will help you make an informed decision about having surgery for sebaceous cyst removal.

Along with helping the patient to understand the procedures, our doctors also help to prepare the patient before surgery and guide them after surgery. They are available for pre and post-surgery consultations and also ensure that the entire treatment is comfortable.

Our non-medical staff also plays a great role in providing a hassle-free treatment experience. They will be of assistance 24/7 and ensure that every aspect of the treatment is streamlined at every step.

Why choose Pristyn Care for sebaceous cyst treatment in Chennai?

Whether you are seeking treatment for a sebaceous cyst or any other disease, Pristyn Care is the ideal destination. We provide personalized care to all our patients with additional benefits, including:

  • Offering top-grade and comprehensive care at the best clinics and hospitals in Chennai.
  • Housing a team of trustworthy and experienced doctors.
  • Assisting the patients throughout the treatment journey.
  • Assisting with all insurance-related paperwork and claim processes.
  • Offering flexible payment options, such as cashless payment, No-Cost EMI, etc.
  • Giving discounts on diagnostic tests and offering free cab service on the day of surgery.
  • Providing post-surgery care and consultation without any additional charges.

Keeping a COVID-19 safe environment and sanitizing the premises. Pristyn Care is dedicated to making everything easier for the patients. Our medical and non-medical staff work together to help the patient overcome all the hurdles that are commonly faced by the patients.

Book An Appointment with Pristyn Care Today

To consult with our esteemed plastic surgeons in Chennai for sebaceous cyst treatment, you only need to book an appointment with us. And even for that, we have three simple ways:

  • You can give us a call at the number given at the top.
  • You can fill out the “Book Appointment” form and submit your details.
  • Download our patient application and confirm an appointment with any of our doctors.

Use any of the above methods to confirm the appointment and you can also opt for either online or offline consultation mode. We, at Pristyn Care, aim to simplify every aspect of treatment for the patients.

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 complete recovery time after sebaceous cyst surgery is around 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 after surgery.
  • 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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