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Cyst Removal in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills

Cyst Removal Surgery in Los Angeles

Skin cysts are commonly seen in plastic surgery and dermatology. Fortunately, most cysts are benign and can be removed surgically with a minor procedure using local anesthetic. If you have developed a cyst on the face and body, contact Kare Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center in Santa Monica. 

Although there are many different types of cysts, they most commonly contain either oily fluid or keratin within a sac under the skin. The location of a cyst on the face and body is a major determinant of what procedure is used to remove them. In most cases, a small incision is placed over the cyst and a minor procedure is used to extract the cyst from its underlying attachments. 

In order to minimize scarring, you should seek the advice a board certified plastic surgeon who is familiar with scar reduction techniques. Our approach at Kare Plastic Surgery is to minimize scarring and recovery. It is crucial that the cyst be removed in its entirety in order to minimize the risk of recurrence. 

If a cyst is infected or inflamed, it is usually a good idea to treat the infection and inflammation before surgery in order to minimize the complexity of the surgical removal. Infected or inflamed cysts are more difficult to free up from adjacent tissue and complications are increased. For this reason, we recommend that our patients remove the cyst as early as possible to avoid problems in the future. 

·      Epidermal Cyst
·      Pilonidal Cyst
·      Pilar Scalp Cyst
·      Ganglion Cyst
·      Mucous Cyst
·      Skin Cyst
·      Cystic Acne
·      Folliculitis Cyst
·      Sebaceous Cyst

If you have complications or symptoms associated with your cyst, you may be a candidate for surgical removal under local anesthetic. Insurance coverage varies by one’s individual insurance policy. Our office will obtain insurance authorization for surgery when appropriate. The cost of cyst removal depends on the size of the cyst and its location on the face and body. 

If you have a cyst and wish to have a consultation to discuss removal, please call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our providers. Call (310) 998-5533 to schedule an appointment. 

Our office is located on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and serve the neighboring communities of Pacific Palisades, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, and Brentwood. 

Kare Plastic Surgery
Santa Monica
804 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Consultations: (310) 998-5533
Kare Plastic Surgery and Skin Health Center
Hollywood Hills / Los Feliz
5636 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Consultations: (310) 998-5533