Cyst/ Lipoma Removal Overview

Cysts and lipomas are benign (non-cancerous) lumps below the surface of the skin. In most cases, the topmost layer of skin remains normal. Neither cysts nor lipomas typically cause health risks but can be a cosmetic concern when they arise.

What Causes Cysts/ Lipoma?

It is not entirely known what causes cysts or lipoma. Some research indicates that genetics can play a role, and lumps are more likely to accumulate in areas of past trauma.

close up of Cyst Lipoma Removal

What Is The Difference Between Cysts & Lipoma?

  • Sebaceous Cysts (epidermal) are slow-growing bumps filled with the semi-solid protein keratin.
  • Lipomas are fatty masses attached to deeper layers of skin.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

You may opt to have cyst or lipoma removal if they are a cosmetic concern or if the bump becomes infected, inflamed, or painful. Our board-certified dermatologists will advise you on the best course of action at your consultation.

We use the most up-to-date surgical techniques (excision or drainage) for cyst and lipoma removal. Corticosteroid injections can be used to treat inflammation.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*