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Can I Remove my Dissolvable Stitch?

I gave birth 4 weeks ago. I had a 1st degree tear in the side of my labia. Would it be ok to remove the stitch now. Its really bugging me.

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Labiaplasty

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You should discuss this with your OBS/Gyne.  They can tell you whether they think it's ok to take any sutures out.

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Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Removing sutures after labiaplasty

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Suture removal should be timed right in order to prevent dehiscence of the wound.  You would save yourself a lot of trouble if you visited your surgeon and had him evaluate your labiaplasty incision prior to suture removal.  Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Web reference: http://surgery90210.com/body/15/labiaplasty.aspx

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Remove my dissolvable stitch

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You should be able to remove the dissolvable stitch at this time but I suggest you ask your surgeon first.  It can be painful to remove the stitch as there is often tissue reaction around it. 

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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