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Does it hurt as the stitches are taken out after blepharoplasty?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most communly the stiching is a running type and so very easy to remove.
Magority of patient are surprised as how painless it is. Some squimish patients, might feel a pinch but nothing intolerable.

In brief: No

Most communly the stiching is a running type and so very easy to remove.
Magority of patient are surprised as how painless it is. Some squimish patients, might feel a pinch but nothing intolerable.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No Pain with Sutures

My patients typically experience mild discomfort for the first 1-2 days and can quickly transition off pain medication in that time frame.
There is moderate swelling and some bruising that can occur, but should be resolved by the 7-10th days. Sutures usually stay in for about 5 days and do not hurt when then come out. Severe pain is rare should prompt you to see your surgeon right away.

In brief: No Pain with Sutures

My patients typically experience mild discomfort for the first 1-2 days and can quickly transition off pain medication in that time frame.
There is moderate swelling and some bruising that can occur, but should be resolved by the 7-10th days. Sutures usually stay in for about 5 days and do not hurt when then come out. Severe pain is rare should prompt you to see your surgeon right away.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blepharoplasty

Stitch removal is not painful as long as you keep your stitches clean.
Follow your surgeon's postop instructions.

In brief: Blepharoplasty

Stitch removal is not painful as long as you keep your stitches clean.
Follow your surgeon's postop instructions.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Typically no

In most instances this is easily and quickly performed with minimal pain.

In brief: Typically no

In most instances this is easily and quickly performed with minimal pain.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Uncomfortable

I use absorbable stitches which don't need to come out.
But suture removal is uncomfortable at most when necessary.

In brief: Uncomfortable

I use absorbable stitches which don't need to come out.
But suture removal is uncomfortable at most when necessary.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Michael Pasquale
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can but..

Actually the eyelids near the incision are very sensitive after surgery.
We typically place a small amount of numbing creme before we remove the stitches. Even with out the creme the pain is usually minimal but can smart.

In brief: It can but..

Actually the eyelids near the incision are very sensitive after surgery.
We typically place a small amount of numbing creme before we remove the stitches. Even with out the creme the pain is usually minimal but can smart.
Dr. Michael Pasquale
Dr. Michael Pasquale
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Not much.

In brief: No

Not much.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

While pain is relative, most patients do not report significant pain when sutures are removed, only slight discomfort.

In brief: No

While pain is relative, most patients do not report significant pain when sutures are removed, only slight discomfort.
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In general, it does not hurt to take the sutures out.
You may feel some pulling or sliding of the sutures as they are pulled out.

In brief: No

In general, it does not hurt to take the sutures out.
You may feel some pulling or sliding of the sutures as they are pulled out.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Minimal to none

Either no pain or very little.

In brief: Minimal to none

Either no pain or very little.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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