Will I develop hypertrophic scars with pinch blepharoplasty like I did with my facelift? (Photo)
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Keloid following Blepharoplasty
Do hypertrophic scars develop after blepharoplasty
Good luck with the surgery.
Hypertrophic scarring after blepharoplasty
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Blepharoplasty scars compared to facelift scars.
Ugly Eyelid Scars after a Pinch Blepharoplasty
Having such scars with a Pinch blepharoplasty where a minute amount of skin is removed under the lashes and the skin is closed under very little to no tension is extremely unlikely.
Hypertrophic scars after facelift -- worry for blepharoplasty?
Hypertrophic scars after eyelid surgery
Hypertrophic Scars Following Blepharoplasty
Hypertrophic scars in that location are often from tension on the skin following the facelift. There is very little tension on the incision after a blepharoplasty, and a hypertrophic scar on the eyelid is pretty rare. Best of luck!
Hypertrophic scars with blepharoplasty
Hypertrophic scars and Keloids
First, the difference between hypertrophic scars and keloids. Hypertrophic scars are scars which stay excessively red and bumpy for longer periods of time and are more exuberant than average. Keloids however are an overgrowth of scar tissue, mostly collagen, into normal territory which is seen much more commonly in darkly skinned persons. Most hypertrophic scars will eventually settle down although they deserve and need treatment in the interim. Keloids however, are much more difficult to treat and may recur despite many forms of treatment.
There may be a genetic relationship as some patients inherit tendencies to develop excessive scars. The cause of the scar, age of the patient, location on the body, and other factors can be contributory. Certain areas of the body for instance are more common to develop hypertrophic scars and keloids such as the chest and breast area. Usually the face is less inclined to develop excessive scarring although many patients have keloids forming from ear piercings and other body piercings. Infection will increase the likelihood of excessive scar formation. How the scar is caused also has an effect in that sharp scalpel incisions will be less likely to cause a scar than traumatic tearing or contusion type wounds.
There are a number of treatments for scars including topical treatments such as creams and ointments, bandage type treatments such as silicone strips or pressure bandages as well as injections and laser. Sometimes despite almost any treatment the scars continue to be a problem.
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