There are different parts of the body that form scars and are more prone to keloid formation. Keloid formation is different from hypertrophic scars, which form when the scar is thicker but still remain within the original incision or may spread due to the skin’s tension. Keloid scars actually grow beyond the original incision and cause unsightly scars.
Because there is almost always tension on the skin when doing breast surgery and or a tummy tuck, these areas are more prone to scarring. There are many plastic surgeons who do these operations carefully so their rate of keloid and scarring is less than others.
Naturally, there are patients who are prone to have keloid formation. In such cases, a small scratch can form a large scar or heal unsightly. Care must be taken in operating on them.
In my 30-plus years of surgical experience, I have rarely seen any keloids with blepharoplasty (eye) surgery. The eye skin is thin and generally does not form keloids.
Have you seen any other types of scarring when performing an Eyelid Surgery?
In rare cases, a person may form hypertrophic scarring, which can be managed with a small steroid injection.
When choosing your surgeon, pick an experienced facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon that specializes in the face. They will have the most experience in giving you a realistic expectation of what you can expect with your surgery.
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