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Sebaceous cysts are blocked glands. These glands produce the oily material (=sebumen) that protects the skin from bacteria and cracks. From my experience these are more commonly found in patients that have either a naturally high production of sebumen in patients, who don't cleanse their skin that frequently, in nutrition with high fat contents and in smokers.

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Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon

Huntingdon

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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Dr. Dev Shah

Cosmetic Surgeon, Dermatologist

Northwood

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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Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon

Huntingdon

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