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

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

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Although your concern is understandable, superficial separation of the incision line after tummy tuck surgery can occur and usually heals without  affecting the long-term outcome of the procedure.  This healing process may take a few weeks to occur. Usually, re- suturing is not necessary and may expose you to the risk of infection…

Close follow-up with your plastic surgeon (and patience) will be important. Sometimes removal of an exposed suture and/or removal of unhealthy tissue expedites healing.

 Best wishes;  hopefully you will be very pleased with the long-term outcome of the coming of procedure.  


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Sugene Kim, MD
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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