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What Should I Know About Facial Cyst Removal?

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Facial cysts are a common occurrence that happens to a lot of people. These cysts can be small or large, painless or painful, and can appear anywhere on the face, such as the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Facial cysts are generally benign, meaning that they are not cancerous, but they can be unsightly and cause discomfort.

If you have a facial cyst that is bothering you, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta to learn more about having it removed. Dr. Benjamin C. Stong is an exceptionally skilled and experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can remove facial cysts while minimizing potential scarring. Here are some things you should know about facial cyst removal.

Types of Facial Cysts

Various reasons, such as genetics, blocked ducts or glands or trauma to the skin can cause facial cysts. In some cases, cysts can be caused by an infection.

There are different types of facial cysts, each with its own characteristics. Some common facial cysts include epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts and pilar cysts.

  • Epidermoid Cysts: Epidermoid cysts are the most common type of facial cyst and occur when the skin cells move deeper into the skin instead of shedding normally.
  • Sebaceous Cysts: Sebaceous cysts are caused by the sebaceous glands becoming blocked.
  • Pilar Cysts: Pilar cysts are formed from the hair follicles.

Facial Cyst Removal

Facial cyst removal is a minor surgical procedure that involves numbing the area around the cyst and making a small incision to remove the cyst. Depending on the size and location of the cyst, stitches may be required to close the incision.

Facial cyst removal is generally safe and has a low risk of complications. However, like any surgical procedure, there is always a risk of infection, bleeding or scarring. 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 who need facial cyst removal.


After the procedure, it is essential to follow Dr. Stong’s instructions for aftercare. You may be advised to keep the area clean and dry, avoid strenuous activities and apply a bandage or dressing. It is also essential to watch for signs of infection, such as redness, swelling or pus.

Facial cysts can be an inconvenience, but they are generally benign. If you have a facial cyst that is bothering you, it is essential to consult with Dr. Stong and his team at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery to determine whether it needs to be removed. Facial cyst removal is generally safe and has a low risk of complications, but it is important to follow Dr. Stong’s instructions for aftercare to enjoy the best possible outcome.

Contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta to learn more about facial cyst removal and to schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Stong.

Posted on behalf of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery

371 East Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: (404) 963-6665

Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.