Keloid of the Ear in a Teenage Girl

A very common misconception is that keloids occur almost exclusively in blacks. Though the incidence and genetic predisposition is far greater in that population, they don’t have a monopoly on this disorder. Virtually all ethnic groups can develop keloids though the risk is higher in those who are darker complected….

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A Horseshoe Shaped Keloid of the Earlobe

The earlobe and ear in general is probably the most common location for the formation of keloids and no racial group is immune to their development. Darker complected ethnic groups such as blacks and many Hispanics, have a much greater risk for their formation though I have seen them present…

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Full Treatment of Keloids of the Earlobe is Critical for Long Term Success

Keloids of the earlobe would not as common as they are if it weren’t for the widespread popularity of piercings in both women and men. In fact, virtually all of earlobe keloids that I have treated in my plastic surgery practice over the years have developed as a consequence to…

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Disastrous Consequences of Incomplete Treatment and Inadequate Follow-up of a Keloid

In earlier blog postings, Keloids of the Earlobe: Treatment and Issues Regarding Recurrence  and Recommendations For Effective Treatment of Keloids, I emphasized several important issues associated with keloids that MUST be addressed in order to have the best prospects for a cure and also to avoid the largely preventable situation…

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Treatment of Keloids of the Ear and Earlobe

Keloids of the earlobe and the ear in general are very common and do occur in all ethnic groups. They can range in size from fairly small and discrete to large, deforming, painful and attention grabbing. What they all do have in common is their conspicuous location and unwanted presence….

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Keloids of the Earlobe: Treatment and Issues Regarding Recurrence

Keloids of the earlobes are not only deforming and unsightly (see Keloids of the Earlobe and Ear ) but they also can be uncomfortable and obtrusive. Added to this potpourri of issues is that for some people, they can be somewhat difficult and challenging to permanently get rid of. I…

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Treatment of a Keloid of the Ear in a Child Improves Appearance and Emotional State

Being a child often isn’t very easy. Of course, being an adult these days isn’t exactly a walk in the park either. Children are normally teased by their peers. A child with a mental or noticeable physical aberration such as a large keloid or scar, prominent ears or a deformity…

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Expectations for Breast Reduction Scars

When it comes to breast reduction surgery, I find that women contemplating this procedure don’t usually place the appearance of the final scar at the top of their list of concerns. This is quite the opposite for those considering a mastopexy (breast lift) where this is a major area of…

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Are Lasers an Effective Treatment Option for Hypertrophic Scars?

Scars are the result of an injury to the skin, either traumatic in nature such as one caused by an accident or elective like one that is a consequence of surgery. Usually they heal level or nearly level with the surrounding skin though they can be wide. When they heal…

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Recommendation For Effective Treatment of Keloids

Over the years, I have seen and treated countless patients with keloids in diverse anatomic locations and in virtually all ethnic groups. Though most commonly seen in the earlobes and ear as a consequence of piercing, they can develop elsewhere, particularly on the sternum, shoulders and upper arms. (See Risks,…

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Risks, Diagnosis and Treatments of Keloids of the Earlobes and Other Areas

In my practice at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I see and treat a lot of patients who have keloids. Many people have the misconception that if a scar is wide, dark or large it must be a keloid which is not necessarily the case. A keloid is…

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