The answer is no. X-rays only pick up radio-opaque objects. These are usually hard plastic or metal. Today sutures (even non-absorbable) would not be seen on x-ray. Some surgeons used metal wire sutures in the 70's, but this practice is not common anymore in the U.S.
Are Permanent Tummy Tuck Muscle Repair Sutures Visible Upon Xray?
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Are tummy tuck sutures visible on x-ray?
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