Has anyone out there experienced any type of skin hardening under the thyroidectomy scar?
I asked a friend of mine who is in medical school and she told me this was due to collagen formation and the best thing to deal with it was to massage the area in order to soften the skin. I did some research and if I didn't get things wrong, I guess I have an adhesion and it can either take a long time to go away or will not completely disappear and in order to soften the skin I would have to massage it in such a way as to break down the hardened collagen fibres.
I had the total thyroidectomy performed 3 weeks ago and the scar doesn't look ugly at all but I'm concerned about this because it limits my neck mobility (It hurts when I try to bend back the neck) and is awful to touch - it seems that I have a rubbery chip under the skin.
So...how have you dealt with that?
Is it better to move the neck more or is it just the opposite?
How long did it take to get rid of the skin hardening?
Did you use any kind of product to improve skin elasticity?
Do you any any other advice?