Cosmetic Complications

Melanie W. Seybt, David J. Terris

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Minimally invasive thyroid surgery is rapidly becoming a common approach in busy endocrine surgery practices. The surgical concepts necessarily include a number of principles found within the realm of plastic surgery. Topics reviewed include choosing the appropriate location for the incision, resecting traumatized skin edges to decrease likelihood of hypertrophic scarring, avoidance of drains and use of cyanoacrylate skin adhesives for wound closure. Achieving an optimal cosmetic result when performing thyroid surgery is easiest when one applies these principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThyroid Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPreventing and Managing Complications
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780470659502
StatePublished - Dec 18 2012


  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Minimally invasive
  • Plastic surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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