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How Long Does if Take for Stitches to Fall off of Belly Button?

Im three weeks post op, from full tummy tuck the stitches look the same. They are dry but have no appearance of falling off

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Stitches may not totally dissolve after a tummy tuck

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By now, most of your stitches should have dissolved.  Return to your plastic surgeon's office to get the stitches removed.


Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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When do ?dissolving stitches fall off new Tummy Tuck Belly Button

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I am assuming your surgeon left dissolving stitches around the periphery of your newly relocated belly button. There is NO reason why they should be there  this long. You should be able to wipe them off with a wash cloth. If you have any concern you should see your surgeon and have them removed. It is time to do so.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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