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Keloid After Piercings?

I developed a keloid after an ear piercing a few years back. Now I want a lip piercing, and I'd like to know, what are my chances of developing another keloid?

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Piercing scar


Anyone can develop keloids. If you have a keloid, there is a finite risk of getting another one. I would follow up with a plastic surgeon if you are to get another piercing.

Web reference:

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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High risk of recurrence of lip keloid with history of ear keloid


Unfortunately, you may be asking for trouble. The risk of getting another unsightly keloid in a very visible area such as the lips is substantial. You should aim to avoid all surgeries, particularly those that may be elective, such as lip piercing.

Web reference:

Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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