Back 4 years after cleft-lift

#1
My cyst is back full-force. It's been 4 years since my cleft lift with Dr. Brand. He is in the hall of fame on these forums, so I think it's just my luck compared to the surgeon's skill.

I've just been dealing with it for the past few months. I think because the cleft lift reshapes things, the pain never gets to a point where I feel the need to lance and drain it. Although lately, the area has gotten very red and a little more painful, making me worry about an abscess.

Has anyone else had a real cleft-lift and a recurrence afterwards? What did you do at that point?

Many thanks.
 
#3
I saw him almost exactly a year ago when I knew it was back. At that time, it would swell up and deflate and was never red. He said he could tell there was a new dimple forming and that I should get it removed, but it wasn't urgent. It's been a lot worse lately, both in pain and redness. I see him tomorrow, but I can only assume he will recommend a second cleft-lift procedure.

I will keep this thread updated as I go, since there doesn't seem to be much out there about a recurrence after a real cleft-lift. Might help some people out.
 
#5
The surgeon list on this site doesn't say yes, so perhaps not. I could mention this to him, but at the same time, I think I'd like to just do the nuclear approach than something that might end in cleft-lift anyways. I'm in good standing to take time off work, and I can afford the surgery. However, I do not know as much about pit-picking. My cyst is already golf-ball size swelling, so that might go beyond pit-picking.

Thanks for your responses. I think I remember you posting on this forum 4 years ago when I had my first surgery. I would think most people come and go, so I'm sure you've helped a lot of people by sticking around.
 
#6
The surgeon list on this site doesn't say yes, so perhaps not. I could mention this to him, but at the same time, I think I'd like to just do the nuclear approach than something that might end in cleft-lift anyways. I'm in good standing to take time off work, and I can afford the surgery. However, I do not know as much about pit-picking. My cyst is already golf-ball size swelling, so that might go beyond pit-picking.

Thanks for your responses. I think I remember you posting on this forum 4 years ago when I had my first surgery. I would think most people come and go, so I'm sure you've helped a lot of people by sticking around.
I still pop in. I do remember when you had your surgery. Several were on their way to Dr. Brand at the time. Wish you were back under better circumstances.
 
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