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Yes, they dissolve.: Monocryl is an absorbable, clear, monofilament that is often used just under the skin to line-up the edges of an incision. It is less inflammatory than most absorbable sutures, so it is less likely to spit. It also takes a little longer to dissolve. I used it daily for wide range of cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks (witch hazel) and facelifts. ...Read more
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 ?
Sorry to: hear that..It will have to heal ?by secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING!....Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Will I have staples after hip resurfacing? What will the sutures be after hip resurfacing? Staples or stitches?
Up to your surgeon: The choice of skin closure method is surgeon dependent. Many surgeons use skin staples, but more and more surgeons will use sutures under the skin and a medical "superglue" with steristrips to close their surgical incisions. Ask your surgeon re the pros and cons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?
See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more
Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection. Best to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do i remove?
I'm having a gallbladder operation. Will the insisions be closed with glue or will they be stitched with dissolvable stitches or staples?
Are dissolvable stitches used to suture a septoplasty? I don’t want stitches ripped out of my nose after a septoplasty. Will they use dissolvable stitches?
Neither: I always leave the pin sites open and do not staple or stitch the sites. ...Read more
If they are...: Absorbable, they will. If they are permanent, they will have to be removed. If they are not visible, they are probably absorbable. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more