Sebaceous cysts are enlarging nodules that present under the skin often on the scalp, chest or back which can be removed surgically as an office based procedure under local anaesthetic (freezing).
After the procedure
Post-operatively, there will be bruising that will last 2 weeks and swelling which can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. Most patients return to work at 2 weeks and are asked to wear a compression garment for 4 weeks after their surgery.
Possible complications include hematoma, skin irregularities, infection, and asymmetry.