- read about face keloid surgery
- see before and after photos
- alternatives, risks, benefits & recovery for face keloid surgery
Keloids are large sometimes dumbell shaped scars that grow out of the confines of the original wound. Most facial keloids are caused by acne that creates inflamed scars. They are most common in Afro Americans but occasionally are found in Hispanics and Asians. Keloids do not respond to silicone sheeting. Virtually all keloids that are cut out will return within 2 to 3 months if steroids and pressure are not applied after surgery. In some cases radiation is used to prevent recurrence especially if the patient cannot return for weekly office visits or the body area involved is not amenable to the application of pressure by a garment, for example keloids on the neck. Although the exact skin condition prior to keloid formation cannot be reached vast improvement is possible.
If the keloid is causing a functional problem such as blocking a body opening or affecting range or motion or has a history of recurrent infections its removal is covered by health insurance. In California state laws mandate coverage of the removal of all visibly large keloids.
This patient had a face keloid scar that formed in an acne scar. It interfered with her ability to sleep on her left side. The treatment was excision, steroid injection and application of a pressure garment. This is the type of keloid clearly covered by health insurance in California.
This patient had a keloid on each cheek after trauma to the skin. The keloids were surgically removed by surgeons twice in the past and recurred within 2 months. After keloid removal by Dr. Stone recurrence was prevented by scar injections, cordran tape and application of a pressure mask. The photos here were taken 1 1/2 years after excision. The after photos are taken without and with camouflage makeup.
A patient with this type of facial keloid has the option of a pressure mask or radiation. If the mask is chosen it has to be worn at all times for 6 to 12 months.
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Keloid surgery can enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Realistic expectations are important to be happy with any surgery. As each patient is an individual, different results can be expected in each patient.
Many people who are interested in Plastic Surgery decide not to seek treatment because of the prices associated with cosmetic plastic surgery. What they may not know is that financing plans can help manage the costs and bring cosmetic surgery within the reach of nearly every budget.
Many patients choose their cosmetic surgeon based on prices for plastic surgery rather than credentials. It is important to thoroughly research your doctor to ensure that he or she has the requisite training, experience, and facility. Making sure you get the results you desire the first time around could mean lower cosmetic surgery costs in the long run. Choosing an inexperienced surgeon could jeopardize your safety and result in health problems or the need for follow-up surgeries.
Dr. Stone offers patients a range of payment options to help cover plastic surgery costs, including cash, check, and credit cards. In addition, he offers plastic surgery financing plans to help patients set up an affordable payment schedule by breaking up the costs of Plastic Surgery treatment into affordable monthly payments through
You can finance 100% of your cosmetic surgery and select the plan that works best for your budget. There are no upfront costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. So, you can schedule your procedure today and conveniently pay with low, monthly payments. Many of Dr. Stone’s patients use the financing option and their is no stigma attached to doing so. Everyone is treated equally regardless of whether their procedure is paid by financing, up front cash or credit card. We encourage all prospective patients to feel free to discuss financing options during their office consultation.
Please remember not to choose your cosmetic surgeon based solely on prices for plastic surgery rather than credentials. It is important to thoroughly research your doctor to ensure that he or she has the requisite training, experience, and facility. In addition you should feel comfortable with the Plastic Surgeon you choose. This is important because should any problems arise after surgery you need to feel you can easily call and speak with your surgeon to treat any such problems as quickly as possible. Having a good surgeon that intimidates you or that you feel uncomfortable speaking with does not help the situation. Making sure you get the results you desire the first time around could mean lower cosmetic surgery costs in the long run. Choosing an inexperienced surgeon could jeopardize your safety and result in health problems or the need for follow-up surgeries.