—Lamont R. Jones, MD
Fortunately, many of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures are unlikely to result in keloid formation. “The places that keloids are most likely to occur are the earlobes, the shoulders, the sternum, the preauricular areas, and the neck. Within the head and neck region, the earlobes and neck are the two most common areas of keloid scarring,” said Anthony Brissett, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and director of the Baylor Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas.
The middle of the face is unlikely to develop keloids, so facial plastic surgeons can feel comfortable performing rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty, said Dr. Brissett. Procedures such as otoplasty and rhytidectomy are more likely to result in keloids in at-risk patients, due to the locations of incisions.| ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page