Dr. Terris explains what a woman can do to ensure he thyroidectomy scar is minimal. thyroid conditions thyroid-conditions
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Ensuring Minimal Scarring During Thyroidectomy Well, the thing I say first is choose your surgeon carefully and we recently published a paper that emphasizes that thyroid surgeons need to think like cosmetic surgeons because there are number of principles that are borrowed from cosmetic surgery that can apply to thyroid surgery to achieve the optimal result. And this includes hiding the incision within the crease in the neck although many young women that have the need for a thyroidectomy don’t have any creases. So there are other places where we can put the incision where it would be best camouflage. As small as we can make is better. And a number of other principles including marking the incision while the patient sitting upright in the holding area just like you would if you were going to be mark up at a patient for cosmetic facial surgery.
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