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I have a keloid on my ear and its sore, I have an attached earlobe, is it best for me to get it removed or should I let them shrink it or something?
Excision: You have to be careful about surgical removal of the keloid because of possibility of recurrence. Steroid injections can be beneficial in smaller lesions. Please chech with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
All the time: This is a pretty common procedure for most plastic surgeons. The edges have to be freshened and then repaired together, usually in the office with local anesthesia. Sutures are removed in about a week. After the earlobe is well healed, it can be repierced (i do this for the patients whose ears I have repaired.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers