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How Is It Done Exactly?

By February 15, 2013 - 2:41pm
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Hi, There is something I'm wondering about which is I went to my doctor awhile ago because I was told I have something called lipoma beside my breast and when I saw my doctor for this he told me it's something called seabaceous cyst. He told me he can take it out for me. Recently I feel pain by touch and I prefer going to take it out but what I'm wondering is how do they take out such thing? Do they do anything called local anesthesia for it , if yes what is that exactly? Is it anything that makes you numb? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

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Hi Melissa,

Mention your allergy to Lidocaine when you meet with your physician. He will know what other anesthetizing agents can be used.


February 19, 2013 - 5:46pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for your reply. I will tell him about it soon. Thank you.

February 20, 2013 - 9:35am

Thank you for your reply. Since you mentioned lidocaine I do know that I'm allergic to them, I want to know what other ways would they take care of this since I'm allergic to it? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

February 15, 2013 - 7:45pm

Hello Melissa,

A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with an oily material. They most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Occasionally, a cyst will become inflamed and tender.

Incision and drainage is what your physician is suggesting.
The physician will cleanse the area with an antiseptic agent, like Betadine. Next, he will inject a local anesthetic, such as Lidocaine, to numb the surrounding area. He will make a small cut in the cyst and express the contents. He may choose to remove the cyst wall through the incision. The small wound is usually left to heal naturally.

Prior to the actual procedure, your physician will explain what he plans to do and any possible side effects.


February 15, 2013 - 5:53pm
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