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Will ear surgery cause a scar?

Will ear surgery cause a scar?

Depends, Most Hidden: For reconstructive ear surgery, scars can be visible depending on what needs to be corrected. For cosmetic ear pinning (otoplasty), the scars are usually hidden either behind the ear or within an ear crease. Inner ear surgery may require an incision behind the ear, which is also well hidden. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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How can I alleviate scar tissue around an ear piercing?

How can I alleviate scar tissue around an ear piercing?

You need to see: a doctor to make sure it is not infected and consider kenalog (triamcinolone) injections ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a scar on my ear?

How do I get rid of a scar on my ear?

Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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How can I fix a?Keloid scar as a result of ear piercing?

How can I fix a?Keloid scar as a result of ear piercing?

Several options...: First, you need to make sure it is, in fact, a keloid. If it is, there are several options. We have had very good results with surgically removing the keloid and then performing a series of steroid injections directly into the operative wound starting about three weeks postoperatively. Other options include pressure treatment and low dose radiation. See a plastic or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my ear from a surgery to remove a keloid, it is soft but growing. It also has some red and pick coloring. Should it be examined?

I have a scar on my ear from a surgery to remove a keloid, it is soft but growing. It also has some red and pick coloring. Should it be examined?

Keloid: After surgery a keloid can re-occur. I suggest an evaluation to see if kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are needed to decrease the possibility of it starting all over again. Also you need to make sure that there is nothing else going on like an infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do if my keloid scar popped on my ear how do I get rid of it?

Keloids: Are hard to manage treatments include steroid shots, pressure earrings, excision, and radiation if severe. ...Read more

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I have a hypertrophic scar(1inch) on my neck, under the rt ear. I was due to over healing of a cut. Please suggest remedies. I have tried silicon gel.

I have a hypertrophic scar(1inch) on my neck, under the rt ear. I was due to over healing of a cut. Please suggest remedies. I have tried silicon gel.

Steroid injection: Many times a steroid injection can help flatten a scar. Also laser treatment or scar revision surgery are options. Talk to a board certified plastic surgeon to go over options.. ...Read more

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more