Hello I had small tuberous breasts with a wide chest. 1 year ago I had Benelii lift with mod. 370cc. I am 50 yrs old. Benelli was controversial but I went with it. I never had the benelli purse stitch taken out as I feared my areola expanding. Some pleating is left. Would you recommend me having the stitch taken out at this point and will white scars fade? At 4 mos. my ob said it is a great result but my recovery has been very long, just now getting feeling back to nipples and pain subsiding.
Stitch Still in One Year After Benneli Lift/BA, Should I Have them Taken Out? (photo)
Doctor Answers (5)
Unless the suture is causing a problem, there is no reason to remove it. With time, your scars will continue to fade, and you will become more comfortable.
If the suture IS causing you a problem, visit your surgeon to discuss options.
Breast Augmentation - Stitch Still in One Year After Surgery
Unless you're having a problem of some kind (exposed suture, pain, etc) I would leave it alone. While I don't have your pre-op photos you appear to have a very nice result right now, and removing a permanent suture is not only a small procedure in its own right, but opens you up to the potential for the areola expanding. You should, of course, talk to your own PS about this, but I would leave it alone and appreciate the fine result you have. Particularly since the recovery was difficult.
I hope that this helps, and good luck,
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Thank you for the question and pictures.
I think you achieved a very nice result with the procedure. Generally, unless you're having problems with the sutures ( wound healing and/or infection) I do not think there is an indication to remove the stitch. You do run the risk of the areola spreading if the permanent suture removed. You have a very acceptable circumareola scar that should gradually get even better with time.
I would suggest follow-up with your plastic surgeon for in person evaluation. Congratulate him/her on the quality of the results.