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No-one knows why people get sebaceous cysts. Amongst doctors there is some uncertainty as to how they arise. But certainly some people do seem to have a tendency to get them, and often get more than one. They usually gradually increase in size over a period of years, and occasionally become infected, to form an abscess. Sebaceous cysts don't usually go away on their own, so people usually ask for them to be removed when they get larger and become noticeable.
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This definately depends on the method to remove these and the size. In general small cysts that are treated for the first in the correct manner are easily removed via small scars. When cysts are larger and have come back after inadequate treatment, these require larger scars to prevent recurrence.
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Cosmetic Surgeon, Dermatologist
Usually a small amount of hair is removed to make surgery easier, but part of that area is then removed with surgery. In practice this is usually not a major problem, since the defect can be covered with adjacent hair. Also, the hair will grow again. However there will be a small scar.
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