Removal of a BCC

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by Guest Posts on Wed May 10, 2023 9:30 am

Removal of a BCC

I have a scar following the removal of a BCC a few months ago. It feels lumpy whereas I would expect it to be flat. Why is it lumpy?

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by Dr Penelope Pratsou on Wed May 10, 2023 3:06 pm

Re: Removal of a BCC

Dear Stephanie,

Lumpiness in a scar could be down to a number of factors, including post operative complications such as infection, suture placement or really down to a genetic predisposition to lumpy (keloid) scars.

However you have stated that the scar feels lumpy and therefore I am wondering whether it is only lumpy to the touch. This can be normal in a relatively young and immature scar, as it takes several months and upto two years to settle into its final appearance.

We often advice massaging new scars twice daily with a moisturiser of your choice. This encourages collagen deposition and can help improve the appearance and texture of the final scar.

If you however suspect you have a keloid scar I would advise that you see your operating dermatologist/surgeon for further management.

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