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Scar Gallery

All incisions are closed using the same meticulous technique, identical to that used by plastic surgeons.

Whenever possible, incisions are placed along natural skin lines.
Scar appearance improves with time, and the final result is generally evident 6 months after surgery. Fairer-skinned individuals generally have lighter-colored scars than individuals with darker complexions. Though individual results may vary, most patients can expect results within the range of examples shown here.

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Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery | Open parathyroid surgery | Surgery for thyroid cancer | Surgery for benign thyroid disease | Laparoscopic adrenal surgery | Less common procedures

Some scars may be difficult to see.  Please mouse over the images to highlight scars below:

Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery - photos

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Open parathyroid surgery - photos

Scar appearance 1 month after surgery. Scar appearance 2 weeks after surgery.    
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Surgery for thyroid cancer - photos

Scar appearance 3 months after surgery. Scar appearance 3 months after surgery. Scar appearance 3 months after surgery. Scar appearance 1 year after radical surgery for metastatic thyroid cancer.
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Surgery for benign thyroid disease - photos

Scar appearance 2 weeks after surgery. Scar appearance 3 months after surgery. Scar appearance 3 months after surgery. Scar appearance 3 months after surgery.
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Scar appearance 3 weeks after surgery.      
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Laparoscopic adrenal surgery - photos

Scar appearance 2 weeks after surgery. Scar appearance 2 weeks after surgery. Scar appearance 2 weeks after surgery. Scar appearance 2 weeks after surgery.
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Less common procedures - photos

Scar appearance 6 months after advanced laparoscopic surgery for extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma.      
Scar appearance 6 months after advanced laparoscopic surgery for extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma. View Larger Image      
     

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