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Can keloid form around the eyes after having surgery or laser resurfacing?

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Dr. Jason Bloom answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Keloids can happen: Keloids can occur from surgery around the eyes, but this is extremely uncommon. Surgeons work to eliminate wound tension so that it reduces the risk, but every incision has a risk of keloid formation. Laser resurfacing, especially with an ablative laser, carries the risk of abnormal scarring and keloid formation, but I have personally never seen it.

Answered 1/20/2013


Dr. Thomas Fiala answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Possible, but...: In practice, this is really rare, even in african-american skin. Usually, eyelid incisions that are closed without tension across the incision heal really nicely.

Answered 5/14/2013


Dr. Myron Arlen answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Usually not: Keloid formation is the production of excessive fibrous deposits in a surgical scar. This is seen to occur especially in certain areas such as over the sternum between the breasts and in individuals with a genetic tendency since keloids are the first step in the development of fibrous tumors leading to bibromatosis and then on. Certain people have developed keloids from mosquito bites.

Answered 4/18/2014



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