4.5wks Post Op and Steristrips Just Came off Revealing a Sore Spot with a Suture Sticking Out? (photo)

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Suture abscess

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Thanks for your photo.  Most likely, one of the sutures worked its way out to the skin.  Your plastic surgeon can remove the suture.  Once the suture is removed and a local wound care is implemented, the area should heal soon.  Best wishes.


Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Suture Abscess

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It appears that you have a dissolvable suture that has formed a small abscess or infection and worked its way to the skin surface.    Your plastic surgeon can fix this easily in the office by removing the problematic suture.

I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.

Dr. Gill

Paul S. Gill, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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