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A 37-year-old member asked:

how long before the stitches are removed following a neck lift?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Suture removal: When I do neck lifts or facelifts, all of the sutures are absorbable and are under the skin.
Dr. Christopher Chung
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
1 week: Typically after a face/necklift, sutures are removed in one week.
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Necklift stitches: Stitches come out at 5 to 7 days after surgery.
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
Absorbable: I only use absorbable sutures and exclusively buried under the skin. Whenever permanent sutures are used on the face they absolutely most be removed prior to 7 days.

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Last updated Jun 16, 2014

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