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KILLmykeloids 03-05-2008 10:54 AM

Keloid removal surgery cost
Please please please help me! What is the average cost of keloid removal surgery? They keep getting bigger and these things how horrible no one should have to suffer with these. I want to get them removed. Can anyone tell me how much I should expect it to be or if you know if you if the price of keloid removal surgery is covered by insurance?

I live in a small place so is it better for me to go out of town to a specialist to get this done? I just don't want to pay a lot because I cant so need to go with the cheapest plastic surgeon that does this.


ziggyonthezide 03-07-2008 04:29 AM

i asked the same question but no one answered that part. Come on people help us out here please! Pretty please with ice cream on top? haha

desperatehousewife 03-16-2008 02:58 AM

Don't quote me on it but I think I remember seeing the average price of keloid scar removal surgery at $800 last year. If that number is it (I hope I remembered right :uh oh:) I think it depends on the location and size of scar. Scar revision surgery varies so much because of these things so an average price is hard to guess. My guess is the face is more and you would probably want a better doctor for facial scars anyway and they'll probably be more. Was this any help?

KILLmykeloids 03-20-2008 05:50 PM


I guess $800 for keloid removal is worth a shot if it won't come back. I have an appt with a doctor I'm going to talk to him about this aldara cream stuff to use on the keloid scar after surgery so it doesn't come back. I just really want to get rid of the ones that are super visible for now and I don't think that's too much to ask.

Cross your fingers for me let's see if it works.

ziggyonthezide 04-07-2008 01:47 PM

aldara cream
anyone know if this Aldara cream is FDA approved for keloid scarring? I think I had a friend use some of that medicine on a surgery scar and it didn't do a thing except cost him a ton. That stuff ain't cheap it's 400 a box or something crazy like that. For that price that better be the answer of how to get rid of keloid scars after surgery. Anything else plastic surgeons can do. What about skin lasers?

gatie946 12-23-2008 10:25 PM

It starts from $800 per Keloid depending upon size and placement.

anhapril 12-29-2008 10:25 PM

Article about Keloid Removal Options
Hi everyone,
I found a helpful website that has information on all of the keloid removal options with each's level of effectiveness. The information they list to read the article is Treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars Mutalik S - Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol

I hope this helps. While it does not specifically mention costs, you could use the article to determine which method is most effective and then talk to your doctor and insurance company about costs.

More information about the article is below:

Mutalik S. Treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2008 Dec 30];71:3-8.

Take care. Hang in there! There are people who understand your pain. :)

Dalilah 07-22-2009 04:22 PM

I don't have keloids but I have a good buddy that does. The problem is that due to the nature of them, you don't know if you will only need one keloid scar removal surgery. I have heard that they often return in 50% of cases (although I heard that long ago so please don't take that number for fact I might have remembered incorrectly) but if that is correct that would mean that it's basically like the flip of the coin about your odds of having a success or not. However I would agree that this is probably worth. As long as there is a chance for success I know I would do it if I suffered from this condition.

Sorry I can't be more help with this but I wish all of you the best of luck!

chevvy 02-23-2010 05:38 PM

Surgery on its own has something like a 50-70% chance of the keloid recurring. Do some google searches on the use of 5-FU injected on keloids and its use immediately post-surgery. Quite encouraging findings.

robyne00 02-25-2010 10:25 PM

Old post resurrected. Why I'm not sure, unless chevvy had personal interest in some form or fashion, ;)

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