Sutures + Breast Reduction

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Suturing Technique for Less Scars?

I'm getting a breast reduction. Is there a suturing technique that surgeons use that will leave me with the least amount of scarring? READ MORE

Is It Possible to Split Internal Stitches in the Breast After Reduction Surgery?

I am 33, 5'10 and had 900cc from EACH breast removed exactly one week ago. I wear a very light bra with some support per my MD's directions.... READ MORE

Breast Reduction. Wondering About Results Between Sutures or Staples?

M y PS prefers using staples to close B/R incisions - however, she does use just a few sutures in key places.. I'm curious about the pros and cons... READ MORE

Dissolvable Sutures and Breast ?

I am 8 days post-op healing nicely, but I can feel a few tips of the dissovable sutures around the areolae. The tips are tiny, hardly a millimeter. Is... READ MORE

How Is a Pull-Out Suture Different Than Solvable Sutures For Scar Tissue Concern?

My PS will give me a touch up procedure to remove some skin of my left breast. Hopefully, both of my breasts will look more similar. I had Monocryl... READ MORE

Breast Reduction Sutures Too Tight to Remove?

Had BR was told to have sutures removed 14-21 days afterwards. They are non absorbable continuous, basically told to get one end with knot cut and... READ MORE

My Breast Reduction Surgery Was 1 Mo Ago & I'm Healing Very Well. A Clear Plastic Thread is Poking Out... What Should I Do?

I just noticed the thread, which resembles a fishline, poking out of my incision. I was removing a layer of scarguard & thought the little knot... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Have Breast Reduction Surgery when U Have Permanent Sutures Around Areola?

I have uneven breasts and had lipo of the bigger breast to reduce its volume five months ago. I have better symmetry, same nipple height but breast... READ MORE

Lollipop breast reduction, day 10. Yellowish substance forming over an open area. Could it be infected? (photo)

I had a "lollipop" breast reduction 10 days ago and had some sutures removed 1 week post op. About 2 days ago I noticed the stitches under my right... READ MORE

I had breast reduction surgery 12 days ago, there is green puss coming out - should I be concerned? (photo)

Yesterday I noticed a hard suture sticking out just below my areola. Tonight it looks like there is green puss coming out, should I be concerned about... READ MORE

Is it common to have underling sutures come to the surface for Breast Reduction? (photo)

I had breast reduction surgery last year and required scar reduction surgery to repair where the underlying white suture erupted through the skin... READ MORE

Have I got a infection after breast reduction op?

Had op 4wks ago one suture wound looks a bit yellow have I got infection its a bit tender to touch READ MORE

Breast Reduction on December 2nd (inverted T technique): Vertical suture pulled too tight?

A few days ago, I saw a suture knot sticking out under my right nipple. I pulled out about an inch of suture and tried to cut off the knot and suture.... READ MORE

Why does my underarm feel closed off after lipo and breast reduction done together?

So here I am really really happy with the results of my surgery. just one thing about the liposuction done close of my underarm. I have of course... READ MORE

Should I still have pieces of absorbable sutures 2.5 months after breast reduction surgery?

Had reduction surgery WITHOUT drains nov 18. By Christmas they had split back open and were draining fluid. After neosporin gauze treatment mostly... READ MORE

I had a breast reduction and am very happy with it (I had it done for back pain which is gone). My nipples are asymmetrical.

My MD ( who I like) said that a purse string type suture let go. He said it is a small matter to fix. Is it a low risk high benefit procedure or am I... READ MORE

Can I leave these stitches in?

Two weeks ago I had a breast reduction; today I went to get my stitches out. When I got home I realized that I could still see some thread coming out... READ MORE

7 weeks post op, I have a slight lump or bumpiness on my areola. Could it be sutures under the skin? (photo)

Had breast reduction about 7 weeks ago now and just a couple days ago noticied my right areola has a small bumps that formed above the nipple that... READ MORE

I am on day 13 of recovery from my Breast Reduction. My suture had fallen off. Is this normal? (photos)

I woke up & my suture had fallen off where my cuts begin. My doctor told me the sutures will fall off & if they don't then he would take them off. I... READ MORE

How damaging is it in the long run to have sutures separating around the areola after Breast Reduction?

I had delayed attachment of the areola/nipple complex due to circulation problems during my reduction. Everything was completed about a week later and... READ MORE

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