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A 36-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
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.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
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.

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