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Suggest treatment for sebaceous cyst on forehead

Hi.. I have a sebasceous cyst on my forehead that I am most likely going to remove. It is not (at this time) inflamed.. Its just a 'bump' with no redness at all. My primary physician gave me a script to see a plastic surgeon (considering its on my face), however, Im wondering if I should see a dermatologist first. My concern is, that although a plastic surgeon is good at 'surgery'...are they competent to treat a 'cyst' on a face...Any thoughts??
Mon, 17 Aug 2015
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Hi,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
Well, sebaceous cyst on forehead needs removal, as if it gets infected, then it may cause disfigurement.
What your primary physician has advised is right. You need to visit Plastic Surgeon for its removal. That is because, it needs excision, which is a surgical procedure, to be done under local anesthesia under aseptic precautions.
Also, Plastic surgeon will perform the operation in such a way that there would be minimal scar after removal, considering cosmetic reasons.
Hope the information provided would be useful for you.
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