Keloid removal & re-growth prevention
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 as a treatment of keloids. 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.
- Keloid removal & re-growth prevention
- What is Combined Keloid Surgical Removal and S.R.T?
- Candidate for Keloid Scar Combined Treatment
- Benefits of Combined Keloid Removal and S.R.T
- Keloid Removal Consultation
- Preparing for Your Combined Keloid Removal Treatment
- Combined Keloid Removal and Post-Operative S.R.T Procedure
- Combined Keloid Removal and Post-Operative S.R.T Recovery
- Combined Keloid Removal and SRT Treatment Risks
- Combined Keloid Removal and SRT Treatment Side Effects
- FAQs About Keloid Removal and S.R.T
What is Combined Keloid Surgical Removal and S.R.T?
Surgery is an effective treatment option for patients with large and recurrent keloids. This method alone has a recurrence rate of 45% to 100%. A keloid is a hypertrophic, raised scar that develops after a skin injury caused by burns, body piercings, and insect bites and can continue to grow. Some individuals are more prone to developing keloid scars than others.
It involves making a surgical excision of keloid scars and then stitching up the wound. This procedure removes the damaged skin and underlying tissues. Healthy tissue is usually left behind during surgery. Afterward, the surgeon applies sutures to close the incision.
In the combined treatment modality protocol, surgery is performed first to remove sizable hypertrophic scars, followed by Superficial Radiotherapy (S.R.T) to prevent a recurrence of keloids. This is achieved by destroying keloid-forming cells in the targeted area with both effective treatments.
Candidate for Keloid Scar Combined Treatment
Patients with darker skin who have a history of keloids and a genetic component are ideal candidates for combined keloid surgery and S.R.T. In addition to patients with darker skin and a history of forming keloids, certain other factors can increase the risk of keloid formation, such as trauma induced by piercing or injection, genetics, hormone levels, and underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or lupus.
Benefits of Combined Keloid Removal and S.R.T
Our surgeons are experienced in treating both simple keloids and complex or severe keloids with nonsurgical options. They can help you with 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.
The combined treatment of keloids that our surgeons offer effectively destroys these non-malignant tumors caused by skin trauma.
Benefits of combined keloid removal and S.R.T include:
- Enhanced quality of life with healthy skin
- Increased self-esteem
- Significant cosmetic improvements
- Removal of a growing and problematic keloid scar
- Safe treatment that does not damage the surrounding skin
- Reduced chances of regrowth after keloid scar removal, from 50-90% down to 5-10%
- Reconstructive plastic surgery is no longer necessary for patients
- Over 90% cure rate
Keloid Removal Consultation
Patients interested in keloid removal with S.R.T. are invited to attend a free consultation. 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 and experienced users of S.R.T. at The Keloid Plastic Surgery Center in Miami Beach, FL.
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Surgeries performed by renowned plastic surgeon Roberto J. Mendez M.D. and double
board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Salloum in Miami Beach, FL
Combined Keloid Removal and Post-Operative S.R.T Procedure
The surgeon will discuss the surgical details and treatment guidelines 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 to 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 (SRT-100 machine) to prevent the regrowth of the keloid cells. The areas are topically numbed before the procedure and the radiation treatment takes 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 the surgery that is easily controlled with over-the-counter medications such as topical treatment. However, the surgeon will prescribe pain medication if needed as a treatment for keloid excision. 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.
Combined Keloid Removal and SRT Treatment Risks
Sensus Healthcare’s Superficial radiotherapy (SRT) is among the safest and most effective treatments for keloids and other complicated scar tissues following surgery. Our doctors are expert plastic surgeons skilled in utilizing the SRT-100 system for the precise targeting of keloid scarring. They can achieve successful results for their patients.
There is a small chance of keloids returning after treatment, but this risk is reduced when S.R.T. treatment is involved.
SRT uses low and effective doses of radiation that target specific parts of the body so there are almost no risk factors. If your scars or keloids are causing confidence issues, then SRT may be just what you need.
Combined Keloid Removal and SRT Treatment Side Effects
After Keloid scar removal is possible to have swelling, bruising, pain, itching, redness, scabbing, and scarring because of the keloid excision suture line and other factors. These keloid treatment side effects usually go away within two weeks after the surgery. However, some patients may experience these symptoms longer than this.
SRT-100 is performed right here at our clinic to treat various types of skin cancers and eliminate keloids’ chance for recurrence without the negative side effects associated with invasive procedures that may make serious health risks.
If you’ve been diagnosed with keloids and you want normal skin, talk to your doctor about whether combined Keloid Removal and S.R.T. Treatment would be right for you.
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