Facial Cyst Removal and Treatment
When a cyst appears on the face, it can detract from the aesthetics and beauty of the facial features. A cyst may need to be removed for cosmetic or medical concerns, or both. However, sometimes the surgery for cyst removal can cause additional damage to the facial appearance. Choosing a top-rated facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Benjamin C. Stong for cyst removal and treatment can be the best option for reducing scarring and facial disfigurement.
Dt. Stong has the credentials and experience that are needed when choosing a facial plastic surgeon for facial cyst removal. As a double board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience, Dr. Stong offers the expertise and skill to ensure the least amount of scarring with quicker healing and recovery. Using advanced techniques, cysts can be removed and often there is no visible scar left behind on the patient. His artistry in plastic surgery can ensure patients with facial cysts receive the best treatment that will enhance the beauty of their face, both by removing the cyst and by minimizing any evidence of the procedure.
Most cyst removal procedures will involve making an incision in the skin to access the cyst and carefully removing it. Whether it is a sebaceous or epidermoid cyst, Dr. Stong uses specialized techniques when placing and suturing the incision to hide the scar. His knowledge of the healing and scarring process and cosmetic surgery techniques can help minimize any visual residual scarring for his patients that need facial cyst removal.
Sebaceous Cyst Removal
Most sebaceous cysts appear on the face, neck or upper body, and are caused by issues with the sebaceous gland, usually a blockage. These are typical non-cancerous cysts that are not painful unless they become larger. However, many people want these cysts treated for aesthetic reasons. Surgical removal is the only reliable option to remove a sebaceous cyst permanently. This can be done with incision methods or laser options, depending on the cyst and patient. Once the cyst is completely removed, it is unlikely to return.
Epidermoid Cyst Removal
Excess keratin production in the skin can create epidermoid cysts, bumps that can range from a quarter of an inch up to two inches. These cysts are rarely cancerous but can be distracting when they appear on the face. While some epidermoid cysts can eventually disappear on their own, this can take years. Only draining the cyst can result in the cyst reappearing. For permanent treatment, surgical removal is the best option. This can be carefully performed by a facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Ben Stong to ensure there is little to no scarring to indicate the spot of the previous epidermoid cyst.
What Causes Cysts?
Cysts can be caused by various changes in the skin. Blocked or damaged oil gland ducts can create a sebaceous cyst. Epidermoid cysts are usually proceeded by some type of trauma or damage to the skin, such as excessive skin exposure, infection or acne. Most cysts are filled with harmless fluid and not painful, but when located in a noticeable area like the face, they can be disfiguring. Draining a cyst with a syringe will reduce the bump, but many times the cyst will reform, which is why surgical removal is the best option for permanent treatment.
If you have a facial cyst that you want treated or removed, contact us at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, for a consultation. Dr. Stong offers professional removal of skin cysts with careful consideration for hiding or reducing scarring using his extensive cosmetic surgery skills. Contact our office today for an appointment and discuss the best options for removing your facial cysts with minimal scarring.
Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.