A big, chunky necklace is a stylish way to cover up your thyroid scar. Go for a stand-alone necklace, wear multiple strands of shorter pearls, or layer several necklaces together.
An adjustable, choker-style necklace is the perfect way to cover up a thyroid scar. You can get premade chokers in a variety of materials — metals, fabric, etc. You can also take a favorite charm or pendant and string it on a ribbon for a do-it-yourself choker.
The trusty scarf is an easy go-to solution to cover a scar. Whether it’s a silky neck scarf or a wooly knit winter scarf, it’s a fashionable way to keep your thyroid scar under wraps. There are many creative ways to tie a scarf, and Instyle has a great tutorial and tips. Ladies, don’t forget blouses with attached tie-neck bow scarves.
For men and women, many collar designs are high enough to hide a thyroid scar. Look for shirts, jackets, dresses, and blouses with Nehru collars, Chinese (or Mandarin) collars, banded collars, "mock" turtlenecks, funnel necks, cowl necks, and high-neck collars.
Turtlenecks — an easy, one-step way to hide a thyroidectomy scar — can be dressy or casual and are found in a variety of sportswear, outerwear, and even dressier styles for both men and women.
One proven way to help minimize the appearance of a scar is to protect it against sun exposure and sunburn, especially in the first year after your surgery. Use a good sunscreen on your neck daily and consider a scarf and hat to keep your neck out of the sun.
There are times when you might think: “Why hide my scar?” That’s when, like Roxy did after her thyroid surgery, you can be creative and just have fun with it!
Finally, no one said you ever have to hide your thyroid scar. You can always show it off proudly and like Karin, just add a smile!