I have a very small cyst under my left eyebrow and I hear that this is common. I've done everything to get it shrunk a little bit (warm compresses, and just leaving it alone), but I really want it removed. When I search online for details about the operation, different sites say different things. Some say it's very painful, some say it won't hurt at all, and still others say that a very significant scar is left behind. I really don't want a scar there. Call it vain, but I don't. Scars are nifty, for sure, but I don't think I'd like one where the cyst is right now... =\
I'm posting this because I want to know if anyone here has had this operation done or knows anyone who has. Did it hurt and/or scar? Thanks…
that depends on the size of the cyst and the skill of the doctor. if it's a small cyst and your doctor's got steady hands, scarring will be minimal. if it's a big cyst, well, scarring is gonna be inevitable.
will it hurt? not likely. the doctor will apply local anesthesia. it's an outpatient procedure that should not take very long at all.
how long have you had the cyst? if it really is the kindthat will go away eventaully, your doctor may suggest strongly that you leave it alone. if it's just sitting there, or if it turns out to NOT be a cyst, it may require removal regardless.
or in some cases, it may just need draining. the doctor may be able to puncture the cyst and suck the fluid out.
one of my good friends in highschool had a cyst that sounds exactly what you're saying. She had it forever, and then in our senior year had just gotten it removed i think mainly for cosmetic reasons, she didnt like the appearance of her face in that area, which i can totally understand. There was a lump on her eyebrow, probably i'd say the size of like, a large marble or a bouncy ball (if you were to cut it in half and compared sizes of half spheres). She had it done over a weekend if i remember it correctly. She took off school on a friday, and she came back in monday with the thinnest little line above her eyebrow. She wasnt in any real pain, she actually compared it to getting your wisdom teeth out, like it only hurt if you touched it or thought about it and it was just annoying if anything. ( But i guess that also depends on your pain tolerance.) But if you were to see her now, you would *never* know that she had that operation. The scar isnt even noticable anymore. And to be honest, she looks more confident in herself now too. She no longer parts her hair to the side to cover it.
So her operation went really well...but as was said before it really depends on your surgeon too, so definately do some research.
Hope this helps!
[This message has been edited by Faeryprinces (edited 11-19-2003).]
Wow! I'm glad her operation worked out so well for, her that's awesome. =) Of course, my desired operation seems petty in comparision, seeing as how it's really only like half a pea-sized. I'm talking teeny tiny. It's visible if you look closely, but the reason why I want it gone is just because it *feels* annoying.
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