Piece of Thread from Stitches Left After Rhinoplasty
- Asked by Meeme in Orlando, Fl, USA
- 4 years ago
I had the stitches removed two days ago and I am afraid the doctor left a piece of thread inside the scar tissue. On the scar there is a little see-through black/blue dot; exactly where there was a suture point.
What could happen if he left a piece of thread inside? They were not self-dissolvable stitches.
It could be stitch left after Rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question.
It is possible that there was a stitch left behind. See your plastic surgeon, and he will be able to tell you if it is a stitch or something else. It will most likely not do any harm, but any time there is a foreign object left in the body, there could be a chance of infection. It is best to check with your surgeon to be safe.
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These stitches rarely cause any harm whatsoever. When you get a chance, go back to the surgeon for him/her to remove. If you dont, it will likely work its way out on its own.
It is possible.
See your surgeon and he can tell you if it is there or just a blood crust. It will do no harm until it is removed.
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Make an appointment to see your surgeon. It is possible that there is a small piece of suture buried in the skin. This is easily removed in the office. Most likely the suture will work its way out on its own, but any foreign body can potentially become infected over time if left in place.
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