Cysts are benign collections below the skin and can be removed as an outpatient procedure taking about 30 minutes. If the cyst is on the face, non-dissolvable stitches are used to close the skin which is covered with skin-coloured tape and should be kept dry. They will be removed 5-7 days later by myself or your General Practitioner whichever is more convenient for you. If the cyst is on any other part of your body, the stitches will be removed 2 weeks later.