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3 Reasons to Use Cyst Aspiration for Cyst Removal

A cyst is a sac-like pocket that can grow almost anywhere in your body or under your skin. They’re typically benign and filled with fluid, air, or dead skin cells. However, cysts in certain locations can be uncomfortable. A ruptured cyst can even cause lasting damage, especially if it’s located on an ovary or in the intestines. At Plantation Dermatology, our experienced providers frequently remove cysts using aspiration. Here are three reasons to choose this minimally invasive technique.

1) It’s a Quick Procedure With No Downtime

Cysts are commonly found in breasts, ovaries, kidneys, and skin. During cyst aspiration, our providers will sterilize your skin and numb the area with a local anesthetic. This ensures you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Then, a needle is inserted into the cyst, often using ultrasound guidance. The fluid in the cyst is withdrawn until it collapses. The entire aspiration process takes just a few minutes.

One of the most significant benefits of non-surgical cyst removal vs. surgical excision is that removing the contents through a needle requires no recovery time. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your appointment. 

2) The Cyst Can Be Tested

Most cysts are benign, but some can develop into cancer. Therefore, our providers might suggest removal and testing for certain types of higher-risk cysts or nodules in specific locations. After cyst aspiration, the fluid our providers withdraw can be sent to a pathology laboratory to confirm the cyst is harmless.

3) Cyst Aspiration Can Alleviate Discomfort

Even if your cyst is benign, you might choose to remove it if it’s located in an area where friction causes discomfort, you have soreness and swelling, or the cyst is large enough to pose a risk if it bursts (which is common in ovarian cysts). Cyst removal can help you avoid the pain and internal bleeding associated with large cyst ruptures. It can also prevent infections from developing around irritated skin cysts.

Schedule Your Cyst Removal in Plantation, Florida

Cyst aspiration is a painless procedure performed in minutes by Plantation Dermatology’s skilled providers. If you’re tired of dealing with common issues like monthly pain from an ovarian cyst or chronic tenderness from a breast cyst, call 954-577-5161 to book your cyst removal appointment in Plantation, Florida.

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