Keloid Removal Surgery
Keloid scars are a frustrating condition where scar tissue continues to grow after there is a wound in the skin. Similar to a hypertrophic or raised scar, keloid scars create too much scar tissue but grow beyond the boundary of the wound. Keloids can become large and disfiguring, especially when they occur on the face or ears. Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center can perform keloid removal surgery to excise this scar tissue and prevent regrowth of the keloid.
Keloid scars can occur from any wound, even a pimple or ear piercing. The size of the wound does not matter – once scar tissue is made to repair the tissue, a keloid can form. Anyone can experience a keloid scar, but they are more common among darker-skinned ethnic groups and in teens or young adults. Some of the traits of a keloid scar include:
- Darker scar tissue
- Raised scars outside the borders of the wound
- Shiny, bumpy skin
- Commonly occurs on the earlobes, cheeks or upper torso
Keloids can continue to grow for years. The earlobe area is a common spot for keloid growths, and the scar tissue can become bigger than the lobe. Removal is possible, but preventing regrowth is vital for maintaining the desired appearance. The surgery or procedure that removes the scar tissue can trigger another keloid to grow, which may grow larger and faster than the previous scar.
Treatments for Keloid Scars
Large keloids can be removed by excision through surgery. Dr. Shuaib uses precise surgical techniques to carefully remove the scar tissue and minimize the scar appearance as it heals. The secondary part of keloid removal surgery is prevention of regrowth – keloids can grow back even larger than before if treatment is not performed. Keloid scar treatment can include a combination of medications and compression techniques to prevent excess scar tissue growth.
If you have a keloid scar you need removed, you can trust the expertise of Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Shuaib is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in scar revision. To schedule a keloid removal consultation, contact our office in Irving, TX.