Plastic Surgeon Cyst Removal
Cyst Removal Consultation + Operation = £455.
No Hidden Costs & Same day operation on the Weekend!
What is a Sebaceous Cyst?
Sebaceous cysts, also called Epidermoid cysts, are incredibly common. They are usually slow growing lumps that come from the skin. Because they are slow growing they aren’t usually painful so people often only become aware of them one day in the shower, or in photographs or if someone else points it out to them
They are usually caused by cells from the top layers of the skin becoming trapped deeper down. These cells produce keratin, a substance normally secreted onto the skin, but in the case of a cyst this material becomes trapped within the skin and collects beneath it surrounded by a sac. This forms a lump, sometimes a central dark pit can be seen on the outside which is called a punctum. These cysts can sometimes occur after an injury in an area, where they are called inclusion cysts
The natural history of most sebaceous cysts is to continue to grow. As the cyst grows, the skin overlying it doesn’t just get pushed up but becomes thinner until eventually the cyst can rupture, become infected and discharges its contents. Unfortunately, they can just refill and follow this cycle again. The material within is like toothpaste in consistency
Where cysts occur on the scalp, these are usually Pilar cysts which come from the root of hair follicles. These can run in families and patients can typically have more than one cyst. These can be treated in the exact same way as a sebaceous cyst
Before and After Photo Gallery
Thank you to our patients for allowing us to show their Sebaceous Cyst Removal Photos.
Our aim is to fully remove the cyst for you. Many places offer “minimal scarring techniques” that often just simply drain the contents of a cyst, which can lead to it simply refilling again in the future. We aim to remove the entire cyst contents and the sac around it to help prevent it ever coming back again. This can also be done through a minimal scarring technique in which we address any loose or stretched skin in the area at the same time. A Full consultation with your Plastic Surgeon is included in the below price. A £80 deposit is payable on booking to secure your operation date with Mr Masha Singh.
|NUMBER OF LESIONS||Price|
Duration of Appointment
(includes £80 non-refundable deposit for Plastic Surgeon consultation)
|+ Each Additional lesion||+ £350|
+ 45 minutes
|+ Sending specimen off for laboratory histology analysis (Done routinely for excised samples if your Surgeon is worried that this is not a Sebaceous cyst)||+ £80 (per specimen)|
|If Your Plastic Surgeon spends up to 30 minutes with you discussing the procedure and you decide against it, or choose to have it on another date, there will be a charge of £80 for the consultation which is covered by your deposit.|
|PLEASE NOTE –|
Facial/ Forehead lesions will incur an additional £150 Surcharge
(Due to the complexity of surgical technique required)
There are no hidden costs to the above. However, very rarely, an additional charge may apply if your Cyst is so big that the surgeon needs to spend more than 45 minutes removing it. You will be fully informed of the cost before any Surgery is undertaken.
Who is my Plastic Surgeon?
We think it’s vitally important that you know who your surgeon is and their training and qualifications. Many companies offer surgical procedures with no details of who you would see or how experienced they are.
At The GP Surgery, you will be operated on by Mr Masha Singh, who is a fully qualified London based Plastic Surgeon working in the NHS. Please feel free to see his biography page for further details. As you can see from his google reviews, all his patients have the utmost confidence in his ability.
All patients will have a consultation with Mr Singh prior to any surgery being performed. Every patient is unique with the size of their cyst, the shape and the location on their body. Mr Singh will spend time assessing your lump to help confirm the diagnosis and if it is felt it may not be a typical cyst, then we may arrange an ultrasound scan to further assess it, though this is quite rare. He will then spend time explaining the treatment options available and the benefits and risks of each. Should you wish to proceed to surgery, we can normally perform this the same day.
How will my Cyst be removed?
A local anaesthetic will be injected around the lump to make removal pain free. You may eat and drink normally for this form of anaesthetic.
The cyst is usually removed with a small ellipse of overlying skin to address loose/stretched skin which would leave an unsightly scar, but also to remove the punctum (central pit) of the cyst also. The cyst including all its contents and its sac is removed underneath, aiming to leave none behind. The wound is then stitched to leave a fine line. The stitches may be dissolving underneath the skin or non-dissolving on the skin surface, in which case they will need to be removed following the surgery, either with our nurse or your local NHS GP Practice Nurse.
What is the recovery like?
A light dressing is applied that usually allows washing over the area, this would stay in place until your wound check appointment around a week later. If stitches need to be removed, they may be removed 1-2 weeks after the surgery depending on the site.
Your price includes the surgeon using stitches to close your wound. The cost of removing your stitches and reviewing your wound by our nurse 1-2 weeks later is £30. If however, the stitches do not need to be removed, then the nurse-led wound check is complimentary.
We would recommend that you allow your surgeon to send off all excised tissue samples to the lab for analysis. This is because, even though the lesion may look benign (that is, not cancerous), it is very important to check that it definitely is not cancerous. You will have this discussion before the procedure is undertaken.
If you have any questions, then please feel free to get in touch. All of our surgical bookings are made through Renata, who will liaise with you. If you would like to contact her directly, then please use the contact information below.
Want to be seen sooner?
We always aim to see you as soon as we can. However, due to increasing demand, this may not always be possible. For those who would like to be seen sooner, we offer an out-of-hours service. There is a surcharge for this service based on the urgency with which you would like to be seen. Urgent appointments incur a 50% surcharge (£682 [£120 + £562]) and emergency appointments incur a 100% surcharge (£870 [£120 + £750]). Please contact Renata at the above email address for more information.