About Cyst Removal

Cysts are small or large sacs under the skin. These sacs may be filled with water, cellular fluid, fat cells or just air. Depending on the texture, place of origin, content, and there are various types of cysts- pilar, sebaceous, and digital mucous.

For cyst removal, the following techniques are removed:

  • Drainage: Under local anesthesia, will make a small incision through which the cyst can be drained.
  • Fine-needle aspiration: For this procedure, we will insert a thin needle into the cyst to drain the fluid. This should make the lump less noticeable.
  • Surgery: Surgery is an option for some types of cysts, such as ganglion, Baker’s, and dermoid cysts. Local anesthetic can be used to numb the area. After making a small cut, the physician will pull out the cyst.


  • Treatment Time 30-60 Minutes
  • Discomfort Level None
  • Anesthesia Injectable
  • Recovery Time 1-2 weeks
Questions & Answers

Do you have a question about Cyst Removal? To get started, ask your family physician for a requisition form to book an appointment with Dr. Neel Malhotra and we look forward to seeing you at our clinic.

Is a cyst a type of tumor?

A cyst is usually a benign condition. They are usually a collection of fluid substance whereas a tumor is more solid in consistency.

Can cysts become cancerous?

Most cysts are benign, but some can also develop into cancer depending on the cyst location and type, some can be precancerous and need to be followed or removed.

Why should a cyst be removed?

If a cyst is causing you a lot of pain or has grown bigger in size over time, your doctor will suggest its removal. These symptoms may indicate a more serious condition that needs treatment. It may mean that the cyst is infected or malignant. Once removed, the cyst will be tested to make sure that it is not cancerous.

Can I pop a cyst at home?

Popping, squeezing, or bursting a cyst with a sharp object can lead to infection and permanent scarring. If the cyst is already infected, you risk spreading it further. You can harm surrounding tissues. If you don’t remove the whole cyst, it can become infected or eventually grow back.