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How Long Does It Take for Stitches to Dissolve After Tummy Tuck?


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Length of time for sutures (stitches) to be absorbed with tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

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There are many of different types of sutures used with some lastng 4-6 weeks, others 3-6 months while others are permanent

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Stitches dissolving after tummy tuck

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Average time is 6 weeks to 3 months. But you can always have them removed by the surgeon if superficial. If you are asking about the deep sutures than time will allow the body to resorb them or phagocytize them.

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Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck healing

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Dissolvable stitches dissolve anywhere from 30days to several months. Non-dissolvable ones will permanently remain. Skin stitches I do not use, just staples which I remove usually within several days to prevent stitch marks.

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Stitches Dissolving After Tummy Tuck

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There really is no correct answer for this since there are tons of different kinds of stitches used by different surgeons during tummy tuck.  Some surgeons even use permanent stitches for the deeper areas.  If you have a more specific question or have a concern, please post that so we can give you a more complete answer.  Good luck.

Web reference: http://www.ShaferPlasticSurgery.com

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Sutures Dissolving After Tummy-Tuck

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It all depends on what type and size the sutures are.  Some of the dissolving sutures that are used can be gone in a month or two, while others can last well over a year.  This is something you would have to ask your surgeon since without knowing what was used, it is impossible to give you an accurate idea.

Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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