Aesthetic Surgery and Keloid Formation
Keloid Disorder is a genetic condition that predisposes certain individuals 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 abnormal 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 triggering keloid formation with a rate that reaches 100%.
All those who are prone to develop keloid should avoid undergoing any form of esthetic 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.