I have a 1 to 2 inch sebaceous cyst on my head and want to get it removed. What is the best procedure and how long will the recovery be. Will I have a big hole in my head or a bald spot?
I had a sebaceous cyst removed from my armpit two weeks ago. If they do it properly (remove the entire cyst), it leaves a hole underneath your skin. The hole is packed with gauze, to keep the surface incision open while the inside heals and to allow drainage. The packing is then covered with a bandage. (If they do not pack it, the surface may heal first, leaving all the draining gunk inside, and it will form another cyst.) Every two days, I have to go back to the nurse and have the packing removed and new packing put in (this part hurts). It's been two weeks now, and they think that I will only need one more packing done. They said once it is healed, it shouldn't leave a scar. The incision itself is very narrow.