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Blepharoplasty - How Long for Suture Removal? (photo)
I had the surgery 6 days ago on a Wed. I was originally told at the consultation sutures would be removed in 7 days. When I looked at my appointment, I seen it was scheduled for 12 days post op. I called the office to get a sooner appointment, as the sutures are extremely pruritic. I was told he is on vacation in Hawaii unitl the Monday I am sceduled. From everything I read, sutures should be left in 5-7 days, certainly no longer than 10. Should I remove them? I'm an ARNP with little removal exp
When to remove sutures
Blepharoplasty - How Long for Suture Removal?
Timing for Eyelid Suture Removal
If you cannot reach your doctor, check with the doctor on call.
Three days for suture removal is unusually little healing time but 5 to 7 days is standard.
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