cyst removal video

Video: 3-Step Cyst Removal Process

by Dr Ross Perry

Cyst removal is a minor skin surgery procedure designed to get rid of the sebaceous cyst.

Dr Ross Perry shows exactly what’s involved in this short surgical demo video. In this 3-step process, Dr Perry gets rid of the cyst and also, crucially, takes great care to completely remove the inner cyst sac to minimise the risks of the cyst coming back again in the future.

The patient had a large sebaceous cyst on the back which was causing irritation as well as looking unsightly. The process involved:

  1. Cyst removal – after local anaesthetic, the skin is punctured using a special device and the contents of the cyst are thoroughly squeezed out, leaving the skin flat again
  2. Cyst sac removal – Once the cyst has been removed, the remaining sac is drawn out, leaving no trace, so that the cyst cannot regrow
  3. Wound closure – Using tiny stitches, the video shows how the wound is neatly closed so that it can heal well to leave a ‘minimal scarring’ result after healing

Dr Perry’s 3-step process is intended to give the best possible results in the long term. This is achieved firstly by reducing the risks of the cyst recurring and secondly by ensuring a neat wound closure for best healing results with minimal scarring after healing.

Cyst Removal

Treatment of cysts is a minor surgery procedure which is commonly carried out at Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinics in London and Bristol.

The procedure is undertaken in clinic and done same day (often during the same appointment as the consultation if both patient and doctor are happy to proceed). It can be carried out using local anaesthetic and Cosmedics’ doctors and surgeons use minimal-scarring techniques.

This is an excellent option for patients who are refused cyst removal on the NHS, as sebaceous cysts of no medical concern are classed as a cosmetic issue.

Private cyst removal is available with organisations such as Skin Surgery Laser Clinic who have a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Skin lesions are removed using the latest surgical techniques for minimal scarring; with trained doctors and surgeons. The lack of waiting lists is a real advantage and if the doctor and patient agree, many cysts can be removed in the consultation without need for booking a separate appointment for treatment.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.