What is this on my ear? Can I get it surgically removed? (Photo)

I got my ear pierced about 12 years ago. But only in the last 2 years this bump has formed on the back of the hole where my ear was pierced on both sides of my ears, it is hard to touch and I feel it's growing bigger. I have had them injected with steroids 3 times but didn't do anything! Help, they are so ugly and I just want them gone :(

Doctor Answers 2

Scar removal

From the picture, it looks like a keloid scar which can sometimes be difficult to treat because they can reoccur. I would recommend you see a board certified plastic surgeon who can remove the keloid scar surgically and have proper follow up visits to help prevent it from coming back. Best wishes!


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Scar Removal

Thank you for posting your question. From your picture, it looks like you have a keloid scar. It can be removed through excision and reconstructed through soft tissue flap. I recommend meeting with an experienced, board certified physician for an in-person consult. Best of luck.

Jan Zemplenyi, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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