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can i get any other piercings on my body if have a keloid left from getting my ears pierced a few years ago?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not a good idea: If your body has already told you tat you're in a higher risk group for forming keloids, i would not recommend doing anything that could cause one such as piercings.
Answered on Dec 21, 2014
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keloid: Not recommended. You are prone to keloids. They can form with trauma in any par tof the body. This means that any piercing would put you at risk.
Answered on Jun 23, 2013

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