Cyst Removal Cambridge

Ahid Abood is a renowned consultant plastic surgeon who offers cyst removal in Cambridge. The presence of cysts on the skin can cause concern, for both health and cosmetic reasons. These skin lesions may be painful if they become infected, or even symptomatic of skin cancer.

They may also be prominent on the body, and cause self-consciousness as a result. In such cases, cyst removal is an excellent option in order to maximise your physical and mental health.

Mr. Abood works as an NHS consultant as well as in his own private clinics in Cambridge and London. He is highly experienced in cyst removal.

Get in contact directly today to book a free consultation in Cambridge, where you can get further information on your skin condition. We will do everything we can to make sure that you feel comfortable in your skin.

To book an appointment with Mr Ahid Abood, please phone 0800 233 5088 or email us at


What is a cyst?

Cysts are swollen soft tissue that occur as visible lumps on the skin surface, often on the face and neck. They are a type of skin lesion.


What are the different types of cyst?

An epidermoid cyst is a small, round bump under the skin, often with a blackhead on the central opening. A thick, yellow substance may drain from it occasionally. An epidermoid cyst is one of the most common types.

A sebaceous cyst is a cyst filled with a white, waxy substance, that may occur anywhere on the skin surface. These form from the sebaceous glands.


How do I know if I have a cyst?

If you are unsure if you have the symptoms of a cyst, please book an initial consultation with our clinic. In your appointment with our cosmetic consultants, we can discuss the range of treatments available, and decide on the best treatment for you. The symptoms of cysts can vary widely, and so medical diagnosis is essential before we can provide treatment.

Dark brown spots on the skin are moles, not cysts. These can be treated with mole removal, a service we also provide in our clinic.


Why choose cyst removal?

The majority of cysts are benign, and do not cause pain or discomfort. However, some patients may opt to undergo the surgical procedure of cyst removal for health or cosmetic reasons.

Cysts can become painful if they are infected, and therefore surgery will be needed to remove it. Cysts may also grow in size without effective treatment. In some rare cases, cysts may even be cancerous. If you have concerns about skin cancer, please contact the clinic as soon as possible.

Many patients also have cyst removal if they feel the cyst is unsightly and therefore damaging to their self esteem. Many cysts form on the skin of the face, scalp and neck, and may be visible to others.


About Mr Ahid Abood

Mr Ahid Abood is a lead consultant for the NHS in the role of Clinical Lead for Major Trauma Reconstruction to the East of England. He is an expert in the fields of reconstructive microsurgery, skin cancer and scar reduction.

Mr Abood received his medical training at the University of Cambridge and St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He went on to complete various distinguished fellowships in the UK and abroad. During this time, he learned advanced techniques in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and trained in sub-specialties, such as skin cancer.

Alongside his responsibilities to the NHS and mentoring medical students at his alma mater, Mr Abood runs two private practices in Cambridge and London. His expertise and skilful results have gained him a world-class reputation among his clients.

Dr Ahid Abood


How are cysts removed?

The most effective treatment is surgery.

Patients are provided with injections of local anaesthetic. The surgeon will make a small cut over the cyst, and then cut it out of the skin. The surgeon can then close the cut with stitches.


What happens after cyst removal?

You may experience some slight discomfort after the local anaesthetic wears off, but you should not experience significant pain. The cut will heal within several weeks, leaving only a small scar. Using a surgical procedure instead of simply draining the cyst ensures that the cyst will not return, as this procedure treats the root cause.

If the cyst is cancerous, further treatment may be needed. We will support you if you receive this diagnosis.


What are the risks of cyst removal?

There is a small risk of infection, as with all surgery. There may also be some slight bleeding.


How can I access the clinic?

Our clinics are easily accessible to anyone in and around Cambridge. We have two locations, the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital in South Cambridge, and the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.

Both locations can be reached from the center of Cambridge within 15 minutes by car.

Our South Cambridge location:

The Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge

Our North Cambridge location:

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

30 New Road, Impington, Cambridge

CB24 9EL


How can I book an appointment?

Please contact our friendly team directly to book your free initial consultation and discuss potential follow ups today.

Phone: 0800 2335088



Additional Services at AA Plastic Surgery, Cambridge

  • Breast Uplift – Breast uplift surgery can re-proportion the breasts, lifting them higher on the chest and providing a symmetrical appearance
  • Breast Reduction – Breast reduction involves the removal of excess tissue from the breasts to reduce their size and weight
  • Breast AugmentationAlso known as breast enlargement, this procedure uses silicone implants to increase the size and volume of the breasts
  • Liposuction – Fat from beneath the surface of the skin is surgically removed
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – This procedure tightens folds of loose skin around the mid-section and contours the abdomen
  • Mummy makeover – With this treatment, the breasts are enhanced with fat taken from elsewhere on the body
  • Skin Surgery  – Mr Abood offers the removal of moles, cysts, lipomas and skin tags. His expertise on skin cancer also qualifies him to treat the condition at his Cambridge practice

To find out whether blepharoplasty is the right choice for you, book a consultation with Mr Abood at his Cambridge clinic. He can advise you on the best course of treatment for your needs and address any concerns you may have. Mr Abood’s expertise in reconstructive microsurgery and scar improvement ensures that he can perform surgeries tailored specifically to the individual.


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About Cambridge city 

Cambridge is a university city, home to the iconic University of Cambridge with its stunning architecture, as seen in the renowned Kings College Chapel. Punting along the River Cam is also associated with the city due to its popularity with students.

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and has made Cambridge into a centre of academia, advancement and innovation. Football as we know it today was developed by students and university representatives at Parker’s Piece, Cambridge, in 1848. The high-technology Silicon Fen is based in Cambridge and hosts the Cambridge Biomedical Campus; one of the largest biomedical research clusters in the world.