What is the Cost and Options for Scar Tissue Removal On Earlobe? (photo)

I have a small bubble on the back of my earlobe from stretching my ears (I believe it is a keloid) it has been there for many months. It is not very large. What are recommended procedures for removal? Hopefully the photos help a bit.

Doctor Answers 2

Keloid on ear

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

From the photos it looks like a keloid but an exam would be essential. If it is a keloid, usually simple removal and various  treatment option either sterois injections in combination with excision, compression earrings, even local radiation are all forms of treatment with varying success.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Cost for removal of earlobe "scar"

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

The cost for removal of your lesion can't be precisely determined through online assessments as there are both inter-physician and regional variabilities of cost. However, this could be managed in an office setting using local anesthesia which would save you a considerable amount of money. If you have insurance, you may even be able to obtain coverage for its removal.

Seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to obtain more specific information.

Steven Turkeltaub, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.