Pilonidal Cyst Beverly Hills
A pilonidal cyst is an abnormality that occurs at the base of the back. It is thought that the cyst develops from ingrown hairs in this area, and as such occurs more commonly in younger men. The cyst can, on occasion, become infected and fill with pus, causing redness and swelling at the base of the back. If left untreated the cyst enlarges, causing discomfort and/or pain. Drainage from the cyst may result in constant soilage of the undergarments, which can be a source of embarrassment. The preferred treatment for a pilonidal cyst is surgical excision of the cyst. Oftentimes, however, surgeons with less experience do not remove the cyst in its entirety, resulting in recurring infections of this area. Dr. Hadeed is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with an emphasis in reconstructive procedures. He is highly experienced with issues plaguing those who suffer from pilonidal cysts. Dr. Hadeed offers surgical treatment for the affected skin area through a unique combination of excision and subsequent skin flap closure to ensure the optimal cosmetic outcome.
The surgical procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. In order to achieve the best possible results, Dr. Hadeed will widely excise the affected area to minimize the chance of recurrence. Since this will leave a large open area, Dr. Hadeed will then use advanced plastic surgical techniques to close the wound and heal the area. You will have surgical drains which may remain in place for several weeks. Most people are able to return to work once these drains are removed. Although you may resume most normal activities after surgery, you may be asked to refrain from exercise or vigorous activities until complete healing has occurred. The surgery can provide extreme physical and psychological benefits for those suffering from this chronic, debilitating disease.