Ear keloids are growths on the ear that occur after some form of trauma, such as piercings. Ear keloids can become very large in size and are capable of producing extreme physical discomfort. Keloids most commonly affect patients of African American decent, but can also occur in other ethnicities.
Ear keloids can be very challenging to treat. When ear keloids are simply removed, the recurrence rate can be very high and there is a risk of the keloids becoming even larger after surgery. Many surgeons choose not to excise keloids given the high recurrence rate and risk of further disfigurement.
Will Surgery Make Keloids Worse?
Dr. Mabrie has been specializing in ear keloid treatment for many years. He has found that keloids tend to recur due to the skin tension that accompanies traditional excision. Dr. Mabrie uses a skin flap technique to prevent tension and significantly lower the keloid recurrence rate. About 80 - 90% of the keloids we treat do not recur using this technique, and those that do recur respond well to re-excision.
When appropriate, Dr. Mabrie also injects steroids into the ear at the time of surgery.
The Surgeon For You
Dr. David Mabrie offers:
- Double board certification
- Excellent training & experience
- Specialization in the face and neck
- A trainer's skill in injectable filler techniques
Dr. David Mabrie works with men and women from throughout the Bay Area including San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and Pinole. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.