|Entry #26 Thyroid Surgery Neck Scar from Beginning to the End|
|My Story - Life After Cancer|
|Monday, 08 June 2009 17:00|
I decided to gather all of my neck scar pictures and put them in one place so one can see how my neck scar from thyroid surgery healed over time. This is a very interesting collage of pictures....
I had minimally invasive thyroid surgery for mulifocal papillary thyroid cancer in Jan 2009. I initially had a left hemithyroidectomy surger. Once the cancer was diagnosed two days later I had a completion thyroidectomy surgery to remove the right side of the thyroid and the thyroid isthmus. Below are my neck pictures following my thyroid surgeries.
Remember there are two types of thyroid surgery, classical thyroidectomy and minimally invasive thyroidectomy. I had the minimally invasive thyroidectomy which has a one inch incision. The classical thyroid surgery incision is typically 2-4 inches. The most common thyroid surgery is the classical thyroidectomy. However, the minimally invasive technique is quickly spreading. Your surgeon should describe the technique he is using for your thyroid surgery. If not, just ask!
I know my chest hair is awesome looking, so yes you can laught at it!
My neck before surgery
Surgery #1 Minimally Invasive Left Hemi-Thyroidectomy Surgery
Surgery #2 Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy Completion Surgery
Three weeks after surgery
Six weeks after surgery
Three months after surgery