How Common is It for a Suture Line to Rupture After a Tummy Tuck vs Facelift? (graphic photo)
This is after a face lift. The "stitches" had been removed and I felt something sticking out above the stitchline and gave it a little tug. Needless to say, ALL the stitches had not been removed and what followed my tug would make anyone scared to do anything like this again. I have been told that a tummy tuck is not as difficult as a facelift. How common is it for suture lines to rupture or get infected?
Update: My facelift was almost one year ago and it did heal nicely for the amount that it ruptured. Just so you know, I was a part time (6 months of the year) smoker 27 yrs ago. I quit when I got pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but do have post polio syndrome and other issues. My question was due to concern about an up coming tummy tuck and the likely hood that it would also rupture. I talked to my surgeon today and feel confident that thing will be just fine. Thanks for all of the feedback. It gave me the impetus to go talk with my Doctor AGAIN just to make sure all is OK.