The complications after parotidectomy include facial nerve injury, Frey syndrome, concave facial contour, auricular numbness, and an unsightly scar. A variety of techniques have been described to prevent these sequelae, but published outcomes have also been inconsistent. Joseph M. Curry, MD, and colleagues performed a meta-analysis of published studies from 2008 that specifically look at minimizing Frey syndrome and facial contour defects. Although many treatment methods have been studied, only a limited number were selected for meta-analysis. The meta-analysis found that surgical intervention was strongly favored for preventing both sequelae The authors discuss various techniques for prevention of Frey syndrome and contour defects.