Removal with Surgery
Conveniently located to serve Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.
At The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center, we offer a variety of options for treating keloids, including keloid removal with surgery. We are one of the few plastic surgery offices in the U.S.A. using the latest XRT technology (Superficial Radiation Therapy, also known as S.R.T.) for the treatment of keloids with proven lower recurrence rates. The use of S.R.T. after removal of keloids boasts cure rates of 94%+.
Keloid Removal with Surgery
The keloid is removed with surgery by cutting it out. Keloid removal surgery is typically recommended when the keloid has grown far beyond the borders of the original wound. Surgical excision is relatively simple and can be performed using a local anesthetic for a small keloid, and general anesthesia for a large one. We perform surgeries in our office fully accredited operating room, at Mt. Sinai Hospital or in outpatient surgery centers.
The big problem with this modality has been the high recurrence rate (chance of it coming back). The recurrence varies from about 50% to 95%, depending on the study that you read. With surgical excision, some keloid forming cells may remain in the area which can lead to recurrence. In order to reduce the chance of recurrence, we offer additional post-surgical treatments that can effectively target and eliminate keloid forming cells in the treated area.
At The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center, we offer options like combined surgical removal of the keloid and post-operative superficial radiation therapy ( S.R.T.). This procedure involves surgically removing a keloid followed by a series of treatments using low-level radiation to kill keloid forming cells.
The Cost of Keloid Removal Surgery
The cost of your keloid removal surgery in Miami will be determined by several factors like the size of the keloid and the techniques used. During your initial consultation at The Keloid Surgery Center, our team can let you know what the expected cost of your keloid removal surgery will be and let you know about the payment options available to you.
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At The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center, our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the expert medical care they need to properly eliminate their keloids. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. They provide you with outstanding results from your keloid removal surgery and let you know about the additional treatment options we offer to help prevent recurrence.
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]
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Be careful with what you read elsewhere and do your homework. The only two medical specialties that have formal training in their residency programs and treat keloids very frequently are the dermatologists and the plastic and reconstructive surgeons.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are the only specialists with formal training in residency that will take care of the large and most complex keloids and ugly scars from head to toe, using surgical techniques in which many times flaps have to be formed to cover large defects (Z-plastics and rotation flaps). As Plastic Surgeons, aesthetic principles are always considered to get the most pleasing results.
At The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center, keloids are what we do. We are the only Plastic Surgery Office in South Florida run by two board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and one of the few in the U.S.A. using the latest XRT technology to treat keloids with proven lower recurrence rates.
Our doctors at The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center are board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons that have treated keloids from most if not all parts of the body. Dr. Roberto Mendez and Dr. Gabriel Salloum have treated not only the simplest but also the most complex and severe types of keloids. Among them are keloid scars after surgery for the removal of the appendix, removal of the gallbladder, removal of part of the bowel, C- Section, Cardiothoracic surgery, liposuction, Breast Surgery, Tummy Tuck, and orthopedic surgery. We have treated patients from all over the world, including from Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Being well aware of the fact that keloids can harm your quality of life as well as self-esteem at The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center, you will be thoroughly examined, and an individualized plan of treatment will be planned for you. Our goal is to provide you with the best modality of treatment for your keloid.
Most of the patients we have treated have had previous surgical and non-surgical treatments of the keloids. Don’t be discouraged from failure in the past. We will be happy to evaluate you in a complimentary FREE consultation.
For your convenience, we speak English, Spanish, French, and Creole.