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I had a sebaceous cyst removed from my cheek 5 days ago. A plastic surgeon performed the procedure and was very kind, but didn't give great aftercare instructions (just to keep ointment on it), and hasn't been responsive to my calls. So here I am. He used dissolvable stitches and told me they would dissolve in about 10 days. I'm getting red bumps around the stitches and I also have some fluid or something in one designated area. It's quite tender. I went to a clinic today to make sure it wasn't infected and they said it wasn't.
My questions are: I've read you get better results with non-dissolvable stitches and that they should be removed in 3-5 days. Should I be concerned that he opted for dissolvable stitches and should I have them removed?
If I do have them removed, could any doctor do it given that my surgeon is non-responsive?
The area that I mentioned that it seems like it has fluid in it, is to the side of the incision and it is just this raised area. It sort of looks swollen except it's isolated in one spot only. Just seems like there might be fluid there. Should I be concerned?
I wouldn't be so worried, except this is on my face. It took me years to even be willing to have the cyst removed due to the eventual scar.
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