Keloids Around Nipple After Breast Surgery

After a Breast Surgery I Developed Keloids Around the Nipple( Like a Ring).. Help?

Doctor Answers 3

Keloids around areola

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Sometimes keloids form around the areola.  If this happens steroid injections may help or scar revision and careful treatment with silicone sheeting, etc..  Check with your doctor.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Keloids after surgery

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A quick and easy solution is to start with a steroid injection by your plastic surgeon or dermatologist.  These are not the steroids you hear about on TV with athletes trying to get stronger but rather like the steroids you would rub on a rash.  Side effects are usually minimal but first discuss this with the surgeon who operated on you.

Shawn Allen, MD
Boulder Dermatologist

Areola scars from breast surgery

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Keloids are hypertrophic scars can form around the areola.  I would begin treatment with IIT and laser.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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