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How will my scar from thyroid surgery look?

The incision will be slightly raised, and there may be slight swelling and bruising noted. These signs should disappear in approximately six weeks. Significant swelling the day after surgery is unusual, and the patient should call their surgeon if this is noted. The incision is preferably made in a natural skin crease in the neck. In this way, the scar should be camouflaged by this crease and the best possible cosmetic effect is achieved. Complete healing may take up to six to eight months. 

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