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I have currently have facial stitches. There is a small opening at the end of the wound where there isn't a stitch. Will this leave more of a scar?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Potentially

Yes, if your incision has opened up somewhat, that area is likely to make a little wider scar. If it was sewed up in the emergency room, you might consider getting in to a plastic surgeon quickly to see if anything can be done if it is in a particularly visible area of the face.
Sometimes we can just use a steri strip to try to reapproximate the skin edges as well.

In brief: Potentially

Yes, if your incision has opened up somewhat, that area is likely to make a little wider scar. If it was sewed up in the emergency room, you might consider getting in to a plastic surgeon quickly to see if anything can be done if it is in a particularly visible area of the face.
Sometimes we can just use a steri strip to try to reapproximate the skin edges as well.
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