Keloids are formations of scar tissue that can create large growths. Ear lobes are one of the most common areas for keloids, often triggered by an ear piercing. Keloids can become large, even up to the size of a baseball or larger, causing a severe deformity on the ear. Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics in New York City offers keloid removal to restore a normal appearance to ears with keloid formations.
Keloid scar tissue can occur with almost any skin perforation. A minor cut, scratch or skin infection can trigger keloids to form. When the damaged skin begins the healing process, scar tissue is created. With keloids, the body begins forming scar tissue but does not stop. The scar begins to protrude from the site, like on an ear lobe, and can become irritating as well as disfiguring. Keloids are more common in darker-pigmented skin types.
Ear lobe keloids often keep growing and can become unsightly. If you have an ear lobe keloid or a keloid anywhere on the face or neck region, Dr. Linkov can evaluate your growth and devise the best option for removal. Large keloids require specialized techniques to remove without leaving more noticeable scar tissue and to prevent regrowth of the keloid tissue. While any incision and removal of tissue will leave a scar, Dr. Linkov can minimize the impact on the appearance of the skin and ear.
Keloid growths can be embarrassing and disfiguring, but you do not need to live with these skin or ear formations. Contact our team at City Facial Plastics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to schedule an appointment with Dr. Linkov to discuss keloid removal options. Most keloid removal surgeries can be performed under local anesthesia at our office. Call today to learn more about this minimally-invasive procedure.
Dr. Linkov is a very attentive and personable doctor. I feel that he really cares about his patients and their well-being. He is very thorough in his consultations and presents multiple possible treatment options. He clearly constructs individualized treatment plans based on his patients’ issues and needs. His outcomes are stellar. I highly recommend!FH
Dr. Linkov is a double board-certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. A native of New York, Dr. Linkov graduated as a salutatorian from Cornell University and received his Medical Degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Linkov conducted advanced head and neck cancer research at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Currently, Dr. Linkov is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU, where he teaches Rhinoplasty.
Dr. Linkov is a top-rated facial plastic surgeon in New York who specializes in lip lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, and hair transplant. He has been named one of the top 5 lip lift surgeons in the United States, is listed in the prestigious SuperDoctors New York™ registry, and has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, where he discussed the state-of-the-art hair transplantation procedure.
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