Question: About four years ago, I had a facelift. Now I have keloids in front and behind my ears that are both itchy and sensitive. Should I seek out plastic surgery to remove these or will they go away on their own?
Answer: Keloids never go away on their own and if they are still itchy and sensitive, I would recommend an evaluation since frequently injections of a dilute steroid solution cannot only improve the itchiness and sensitivity but can also improve the appearance of these undesirable scars. If the scars are already overly large and quite conspicuous, you may want to consider revision surgery where the scars are excised and the resulting defect is closed with sutures. This, obviously, will just mimic the closure from your previous facelift but the more important aspect of this is followup with the surgeon so that early injections of steroid solution can hopefully prevent these keloids from reoccurring.