Keloid Surgery and SRT-100 Treatment
Complex or recurring keloid scars can have debilitating effects on a person’s self-esteem and quality of life. At The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center, we offer combined keloid surgical removal and post-operative superficial radiation therapy for excellent results. This two-step process removes the initial keloid scar and prevents further growth by using low doses of radiation to destroy keloid-forming cells.
The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center in Miami Beach, FL, serves patients from all over the United States and worldwide. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons are keloid scar removal experts who are internationally recognized and respected.
- What is Combined Keloid Surgical Removal and S.R.T?
- Benefits of Combined Keloid Removal and S.R.T
- Keloid Removal Consultation in Miami, FL
- Preparing for Your Combined Keloid Treatment
- Combined Keloid Removal and Post-Operative S.R.T Surgery in Miami, FL
- Combined Keloid Removal and Post-Operative S.R.T Recovery
- FAQs About Keloid Removal and S.R.T in Miami Beach, FL
- Contact Us Today
What is Combined Keloid Surgical Removal and S.R.T?
Surgery is an effective treatment option for people with large keloids. A keloid is a hypertrophic, raised scar that develops after an injury and can continue to grow. Some individuals are more prone to developing keloid scars than others.
In the combined treatment protocol, surgery is performed first to remove sizable hypertrophic scars, followed by superficial radiotherapy (S.R.T) to prevent a recurrence. This is achieved by destroying keloid-forming cells in the targeted area.
Surgery Plus Superficial Radiotherapy (S.R.T)
Superficial radiotherapy uses low doses of radiation to kill keloid-forming cells with x-ray energy. S.R.T radiation only goes skin deep and does not reach the deeper tissues or organs. This makes it very safe.
Superficial radiotherapy is highly recommended after keloid surgery removal. Without it, a large portion of patients experiences keloid regrowth.
Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons Dr. Roberto Mendez and Dr. Gabriel Salloum perform keloid surgical removal with S.R.T-100 at The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center. SRT-100 is an FDA-approved machine that can precisely target and destroy keloid-forming cells using low doses of radiation without harming the surrounding healthy tissues.
Before & After
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Benefits of Combined Keloid Removal and S.R.T
Our surgeons are experienced in treating both simple keloids and complex or severe keloids, such as those that can develop after the removal of an appendix or gallbladder, breast surgery, the removal of part of the bowel, a tummy tuck, C-section, cardiothoracic surgery, or orthopedic surgery.
Benefits of combined keloid removal and S.R.T include:
- Enhanced quality of life
- Increased self-esteem
- Significant cosmetic improvements
- Removal of a growing and problematic keloid scar
- Safe treatment that does not damage surrounding skin
- Reduced chances of regrowth after keloid scar removal, from 50-90% down to 5-10%
- Over 90% cure rate
Keloid Removal Consultation in Miami, FL
Patients interested in keloid removal with S.R.T are invited to attend a free During the consultation, the surgeon will examine the patient’s keloid and review their medical history to determine if they are a candidate for keloid surgery with S.R.T.
Simple keloids may respond to superficial radiation therapy for keloids without surgery. Each patient receives a personalized keloid treatment plan. Patients who have experienced an unsuccessful keloid removal in the past are in good hands with the keloid specialists at The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center in Miami Beach, FL.
Preparing for Your Combined Keloid Treatment
Dr. Salloum and Dr. Mendez will provide each patient with keloid removal and S.R.T preparation instructions during the consultation. These may include the following:
- Avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn before the surgery and S.R.T treatment.
- Stop supplements that increase the risk of bleeding and bruising, including vitamin E, vitamin A, ginkgo, and cod liver oil, seven days before the surgery and S.R.T.
- Discuss current medications during the consultation. In some cases, the surgeon may recommend pausing or adjusting a particular medicine.
- Stop smoking two weeks before the surgical removal and S.R.T.
- Avoid Advil, Aspirin, and anti-inflammatory medications seven days before the surgery and S.R.T.
- Follow all instructions from the surgeons to ensure the best possible results.
Combined Keloid Removal and Post-Operative S.R.T Surgery in Miami, FL
The surgeon will discuss the surgical details during the consultation, including the type of anesthesia that is recommended. The personalized keloid removal surgery will address the patient’s goals, restore function, and correct any disfigurement caused by a keloid or prior removal procedure.
Some scar traces may remain, but the surgeon will significantly improve the appearance of the scar so it is less noticeable. They will also use specialized techniques that closely conform with the skin’s natural creases so that any residual scarring is less pronounced.
The advanced superficial radiation therapy procedure is performed post-surgery using Census Healthcare Superficial Radiotherapy (S.R.T-100) to prevent the regrowth of the keloid cells. The areas are topically numbed before the procedure and the radiation treatment takes just 35 to 45 seconds.
Dr. Roberto J. Mendez and Dr. Gabriel Salloum are board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons with over 37 years in practice combined. They have treated thousands of patients, including those with severe and complex keloids.
Combined Keloid Removal and Post-Operative S.R.T Recovery
Patients typically experience only minor discomfort after surgery that is easily controlled with over-the-counter medications. However, the surgeon will prescribe pain medication if needed. Patients are encouraged to contact the doctors or the helpful staff at The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center in Miami if they have any questions or concerns during their recovery.
Plastic surgeons Salloum and Mendez provide patients with thorough aftercare instructions based on the location and size of their keloid, including recovery time, returning to their usual activities, and care of the area.
I had been battling keloids for about 15 years and had 4 previous surgeries. I had a very painful and discomforting keloid in my chest and another keloid in my umbilical area. As a result of one of the surgeries, to my disappointment, I lost my umbilicus. I cannot put into words how frustrated I was every time the keloids ... [Read more]
FAQs About Keloid Removal and S.R.T in Miami Beach, FL
The cost of keloid surgical removal with S.R.T depends on the size and location of the keloid. During your consultation, the office staff can go over the expected out-of-pocket costs and discuss payment options.
Yes, keloid removal with superficial radiation therapy is a safe and effective treatment option. Dr. Mendez and Dr. Salloum are experts in keloid removal and will explain the details of the surgery during your consultation in Miami Beach, FL. The radiation emitted during postoperative radiation therapy is comparable to the radiation from a standard dental X-ray.
Most patients are able to resume their regular activities immediately after the treatment or the following day. However, some restrictions may apply depending on the location and size of the keloid. The surgeon will provide you with details pertaining to your surgery during the consultation.
No, S.R.T is not painful. The area is numbed and the treatment is typically done very soon after the surgery, if not immediately. The radiation only takes seconds to kill the keloid cells and hinder regrowth.
If you have an unsightly or painful keloid scar, you may benefit from this safe procedure. Contact The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center for a free consultation.
Contact Us Today
Contact to schedule a consultation for your combined keloid surgical removal and post-operative superficial radiation therapy (S.R.T.). Dr. Mendez and Dr. Salloum can help you restore your confidence through the safe and effective removal of your keloid scar.