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Remove Surgical Glue
Not advisable.: It is always important for your surgeon to evaluate a surgical wound within the first few weeks after surgery, at which time the stitches can be removed. If the incision is not healing well, the sutures may be kept in longer or removed and replaced with special butterfly bandages. As always, it is best to follow your surgeon's advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glue or steristrips: The key to making the most invisible scars is lack of tension on the incision. This is accomplished by placing multiple deep sutures. The closure of the skin is best done with glue or steristrips. This will eliminate any scarring from sutures or staples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?
No: Elmer's glue, or any similar glue, is not able to get a good grip on comedones inside skin pores and pull them out when one peels off the dried layer of glue. ...Read more
Not always: There are surgical options for hemorrhoid removal, but that is not always necessary. More conservative treatments such as medicated creams, suppositories and sitz baths can sometimes assist in the shrinkage of hemorrhoids to the point where they are smaller and not bothersome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 year. During this time, topical scar treatments (scar massage, mederma, silicone) steroid injections and dermabrasion can help. If the scar is still bothersome, then surgical revision should be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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