Plastic Surgery and Keloid Disorder

Keloid Disorder is a genetic condition that makes certain individuals prone to develop very diverse forms of skin lesions. Formation of keloids in the predisposed population also requires a triggering event, a form of skin injury such as surgery, skin wounds, acne, or chicken pox. These triggering events initiate a cascade of biological pathways in the injured tissue that will eventually lead to formation of keloidal lesions. Among all forms of skin injuries, surgical wounds are the most notorious in causing keloids with a rate that reaches 100%.

All those who are prone to develop keloid should avoid undergoing any form of aesthetic or other unnecessary surgical procedures. Below are several images of keloids that have developed as a result of plastic surgery and surgical procedures that were performed for non medical reasons.

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Peri-Auricular keloids triggered by aesthetic surgery

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Keloids in peri-auricular area, triggered by aesthetic surgery

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Keloids in peri-auricular area, triggered by face-lift plastic surgery