A 17-year-old female asked:
I got my ears pierced and got keloids but they went down. cuts and burns i get on my body don't make keloids. can i get a navel or nose piercing?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 48 years experience
nose piercing: You could but why mutilate your body?. In my opinion a nose piercing will significantly decrease your employment chances over your entire lifetime. That is, if you have equal qualifications to another candidate that does not have a nose piercing, they would be more likely to be chosen for a job in our society.
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Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Increased risk : Clearly you are at higher risk for developing keloids. Your nose is probably less likely to develop this but only areas of specialized dermis are less prone to keloids.
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Last updated May 31, 2018
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