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Can I request dissolvable stitches to suture a neck lift? I am so worried about stitches being removed after a neck lift. Can I request that they use dissolvable ones? .

Can I request dissolvable stitches to suture a neck lift? I am so worried about stitches being removed after a neck lift. Can I request that they use dissolvable ones? .

While: While dissolvable sutures may be used to close the skin after a neck lift, it is important to remember that they are dissolved via the process of inflammation, which can result in increased scarring and pigmentation.
Polypropylene sutures slide very easily during removal and cause minimal reaction.
If you really insist on dissolvable sutures, fine catgut, or fast-absorbing chromic sutures would be best. ...Read more

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Can I apply ice pack on my dissolvable stitches? Insision was made by bellybutton for larposcopic surgry to remove a cyst. Taking meds too

Can I apply ice pack on my dissolvable stitches? Insision was made by bellybutton for larposcopic surgry to remove a cyst. Taking meds too

Probably OK: I can't think of a reason you can't since we generally recommend ice post surgery to reduce normal swelling. With that said, you should have been given directions when you left the surgical center that say what to do & not do but if that is not clear, call them & ask. It's better to call to see what the surgeon prefers. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How long should dissolvable stitches be left in scalp? Should I have a doctor remove them after a certain length of time or have my wife do it?

How long should dissolvable stitches be left in scalp? Should I have a doctor remove them after a certain length of time or have my wife do it?

Doctor: Since I have no idea what the sutures are for, I would definitely let the doctor take a look. If you have been able to keep the area clean and dry, it should not pose a big problem by leaving it alone until your doctor has had a chance to take a look. ...Read more

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I just had 4 wisdom teeth removed about 5 days ago, dissolvable stitches were used and the pain is mostly gone, would I be okay to smoke?

I just had 4 wisdom teeth removed about 5 days ago, dissolvable stitches were used and the pain is mostly gone, would I be okay to smoke?

No: As far as I am concerned it is never okay to smoke! You have already gone 5 days without smoking the physiological withdrawals from nicotine have already occurred. Now you just have to get over the habits and routine. Best time ever to quit see http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2012/0315/p599.html ...Read more

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Had a maxillary sinus cyst removed from gum under top lip under g/a 2 weeks ago but still experiencing pain in mouth, have dissolvable stitches still?

Had a maxillary sinus cyst removed from gum under top lip under g/a 2 weeks ago but still experiencing pain in mouth, have dissolvable stitches still?

See your doctor: If you are having excessive pain at the operative site, your surgeon needs to look at it to rule out infection ...Read more

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Just had dissolvable stitches put in after having ovarian cyst removed through keyhole surgery, do my stitches need to be constantly coveted up?

Just had dissolvable stitches put in after having ovarian cyst removed through keyhole surgery, do my stitches need to be constantly coveted up?

Not really: There is a microscopic layer of skin that forms over incisions in 48 hours. I'd check your doctor's instructions, but usually you can open them to the air the next day and shower the day after that. ...Read more

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How soon should my dissolvable stitches go away?

6-12 weeks: Most "dissolvable" sutures are made of polyglycolic acid...Takes 2-3 months to dissolve. ...Read more

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How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve?

How long do dissolvable stitches take to dissolve?

Depends usu 1-2 week: Depends on material. Can take longer than 2 weeks. Once the wound is healed, can ask health care provider. Sometimes have loose undissolved ends which can be easily removed to help with the process. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

Variable: Depending on the type of dissolvable suture (there are several different types) anywhere from 10 days to 6+ months. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

How much time does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve?

It is variable.: Many dissolvable sutures begin dissolving or fall out in 7 to 14 days. But this is variable. So it may take longer -sometimes even months. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are different kinds of dissolvable stitches?

Yes: There are several different disolvable sutures chromic and vycril are 2 types. ...Read more

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Could I put anything over dissolvable stitches to be okay to swim?

Could I put anything over dissolvable stitches to be okay to swim?

Yes: Swimming should be fine, but I would wait at least a week after stitches were placed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to go swimming after you get dissolvable stitches?

How long should you wait to go swimming after you get dissolvable stitches?

Until dissolve: If they are outside your mouth and exposed to the water, wait until they dissolve. Otherwise your wound may reopen or heal improperly. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?

Can dissolvable stitches that become infected 3 separate times cause problems that will be lasting?

Should not: The length of time it takes the stitches to dissolve however will vary, and ranges from a week to six months. Most absorbable sutures used for skin closure dissolve within a month or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Yo! I had surgery 4 weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were used. How long do they take to dissolve?

Yo! I had surgery 4 weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were used. How long do they take to dissolve?

About 4 to 6 weeks: Variable that impact time to dissolve include size and type of suture, your response to the suture and the knots. The knots often take longer to dissolve. If you have not made your post op appointment, please do. This is a good question for your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more

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Septoplasty surgery how long for dissolvable stitches to come out?

Septoplasty surgery how long for dissolvable stitches to come out?

Usually about a week: Dissolving sutures are usually gone in about 7-10 days. However, if the inside of the nose dries out then they can take longer to dissolve. You should liberally use saline spray inside the nose to keep the area moist which will hasten healing and improve comfort after septoplasty surgery. ...Read more

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What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?

What would cause dissolvable stitches not to dissolve and still come up out of the scars from two different operations?

Possibly: It could be possible that those are not really dissolvable sutures. The other possibility is that your body may not be accepting or decomposing these stitches as expected. I would get a check if this is what's happening to you. ...Read more

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It's been five months since I gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?

It's been five months since I gave birth and my dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve yet. What do I do? Is this really bad?

Sutures: I practice here in "the region." the hospitals have chromic and vicryl suture for OB gyn use. They will absorb and it is really unusual that they haven't absorbed. I think you need to see your gyn. Perhaps there was an error and something different was used. ...Read more

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I'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?

I'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?

It depends: Laproscopic versus open? Laproscopic incisions are small. Usually the deep tissue/muscles are stitched and the skin is glued. It really depends on the surgeon on how the incisions will be closed. ...Read more

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Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Had hemorrhoidectomy 14 days ago & have dissolvable stitches. Today I noticed clear string coming out of my anal area which I assume are stitches.

Will be O K: Dreink plenty of fluids with high fibre diet, and local care. Stitches will dissolve and disappear by the time you go for post O P follow up visit ...Read more

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I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?

I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?

Normal: It's common to see dissolvable stitches stick it out through the skin. It's not an indication of any failure of the wound closure. If you see a lot of redness or any signs of infection then it would be worthwhile to show one of us a picture. Otherwise allow a few weeks for the suture to fully dissolve. ...Read more