Keloids are a type of scarring that is much more obvious than normal scarring. Keloids actually grow beyond the site of the original injury. A keloid can also cause painful or annoying itching sensations.
Keloids are a type of “malfunction” of the healing process. Although heredity is suspected to be the primary cause of keloid formation, it can occur to anyone at any age with a skin injury.
Steroid injections are normally used first, but if this treatment fails to achieve the desired result, scar revision surgery is the next option. If you have a keloid, you no doubt want to be rid of it. Dr. Lista, Dr. Ahmad and Dr. Austin will consult with you carefully concerning possible treatment. It is very important that patients have realistic expectations, however, because people who are susceptible to keloids frequently have the keloids recur after the surgery.
Note that keloid surgery on the face is covered by OHIP, while surgery for keloids in other locations is the responsibility of the patient.
At The Plastic Surgery Clinic we perform approximately 100 keloid procedures each year. Dr. Lista, Dr. Ahmad and Dr. Austin make sure that they stay informed about the latest innovations in scar revision techniques so as to provide the safest and most pain-free procedures possible with minimal scarring and the best, most natural-looking results.
The surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Clinic are proud to have helped hundreds of patients in Toronto deal with discomforting keloids.
Recognizing that many individuals feel apprehensive about undergoing scar revision surgery, these surgeons conduct personal consultations, during which time they explain to you exactly how your surgery is performed and what results it helps achieve. The personalized approach relieves anxiety and helps the surgeons deliver highly satisfying results for all of their cosmetic surgery patients.
How Much Does Keloid Surgery Cost?
Unlike many plastic surgery procedures, keloids are sometimes covered by provincial and corporate health care plans as they can obstruct breathing, blood flow, and vision when forming on the face. When an insurance provider or provincial health care plan does not cover keloid plastic surgery, financing options are available at The Plastic Surgery Clinic to make this surgery accessible to you. We offer complimentary consultations so that you can speak one-on-one with one of our plastic surgeons, learn more about the surgery, and get an accurate cost estimate. Since the extent of each keloid surgeries is different, the cost is assessed on a case-by-case basis.