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How Long Does It Take for Dissolvable Stitches to Dissolve After Bladder Lift/Vaginoplasty Surgery?

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Dissolvable stitches for Vaginoplasty

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Because there are many different types of "dissolvable" stitches, I would have to know the exact kind to accurately answer your question.  Some stitches dissolve in as little as 5-7 days and others can take over 5-6 weeks to dissolve.  Most commonly the dissolvable stitches used on the outside of the skin dissolve within 2-3 weeks.  Hope this helps...RAS


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does it Take for Vaginoplasty to Dissolve?

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In vaginoplasty, there are several types of sutures used. Every surgeon has a preference. Most sutures used at the level of the skin will dissolve completely in about 6 weeks. Those used in the deeper muscle layers dissolve completely in about 6 months. Some surgeons use permanent sutures to hold the edges of the bladder lift beneath the pubic bone. Ask your surgeon.

Marco A. Pelosi III, MD
Jersey City Cosmetic Gynecologist

Dissolvable Sutures?

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Thank you for the question.

You will need to check with your surgeon to see what type of sutures were used;  each type has a different absorption profile.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does It Take for Dissolvable Stitches to Dissolve After Bladder Lift/Vaginoplasty Surgery?

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Thank you for your question.  It really depends on why type of dissolvable stitches they used.  The ones used on the skin usually dissolve in 2 -3 weeks.  If it's in the vagina, we usually use stitches that take a little longer to dissolve.  You should ask your doctors office since they know what stitches they used.

Rigo Mendoza, MD
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