Why Do I Have a Swollen Lump After the Extraction of a Cyst on the Face a Year and One Month Ago?

had a cyst removed from the right side of my face near my upper cheekbone a year ago and I am left with a swollen welt looking mark the size of a nickel under my eye. doctor keeps giving me lazar and cortozoin shots and its not working. What can I do and why did this happen? I exchanged one lump for another I have been devastated, I am 43 The swollen piece of skin has been pulling lately. Can some one please tell me what to do? I just want my face to lookeven again on both sides. please help

Doctor Answers 2

Swollen lump after cyst extraction

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  It is hard to make constructive comments without seeing photos.  I certainly agree with Dr. Barnett that the cyst may have returned.  It does sound like your doctor is trying to help you.  But I sense your frustration and agree that you should seek out another opinion.  I am sure there is help there for you.


Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Cyst Removal on the Face

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It sounds like the cyst may have come back and is not responding to cortisone injections.  While excision of a cyst is the most definitive treatment, it is still possible for a cyst to recur after an excision. I recommend you get a second opinion by a board-certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon.  Sorry for your frustration.

Channing R. Barnett, MD
Boca Raton Dermatologist
4.1 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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