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I have a benign parotid cyst but is noticeable as size

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I have a benign parotid cyst but is noticeable as size varies day to consultant is not willing to operate as there is a possibility of damaging the facial nerve resulting in facial palsy.however I am very self conscious of it and would have liked to have it removed with a face lift.can you advise please.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you should consult with another ENT doctor

there are ENT doctors who can monitor your facial nerve during the surgery to make sure they don't cut your facial nerve cutting out the benign parotid cyst.

talk to your ENT eat nose and throat or otolaryngology doctors about this facial nerve monitoring during surgery.

let me know if you have other questions.