Best way to remove sebaceous cysts/glands on nipple? (photos)
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They are a normal part of an areola. But occasionally one or a few can become quite prominent and bother patients by their appearance. I tell my patients that it is impossible to cut or remove a lesion without leaving some type of scar. So the question is can they be removed in a way so that the scar is likely to be less noticeable than the gland. The result then can depend on how each individual heals. A hyfrecator is a type of electocautery that uses a needle and an electric generator.
I have had better success in my practice using a different technique. After local anesthesia is placed, I have excised these directly with a scalpel and then very lightly cauterized with a disposable battery powered cautery. It may be best to try one spot to see how you heal.
Be careful that you are not trading something "normal" in appearance for a scar- it is a matter of judgement as to whether the result from removing it is likely to be better than the normal appearance, and I would recommend speaking with a board certified plastic surgeon who would likely have more experience in this area.
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