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Are dissolvable stitches possible instead of staples even if i'm overweight for C-section external closure?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Be sure your doctor knows your preference for stitches before you head into the operating room.

In brief: Yes
Be sure your doctor knows your preference for stitches before you head into the operating room.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but...
Yes, absorbable sutures (or dissolvable stitches) can be used to close the skin even if you are overweight.
However, it really depends on what the ob-gyn doctor sees during your surgery and his past experience. Generally speaking, the doctor will use what is the best for you at the time, but you can ask the doctor about it beforehand.

In brief: Yes, but...
Yes, absorbable sutures (or dissolvable stitches) can be used to close the skin even if you are overweight.
However, it really depends on what the ob-gyn doctor sees during your surgery and his past experience. Generally speaking, the doctor will use what is the best for you at the time, but you can ask the doctor about it beforehand.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
Answer assisted by Mike Moore, Medical Student
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