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Does Suture Dye Remain in the Tissues After Healing ?

Will a violet dye Polyglactin 910: D&C VIOLET No.2 remian in tissues after healing?

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Suture dye in tissues


Sutures that dissolve do so completely and leave no residue.  No dye will remain after enough time has passed.

Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Purple absorbable suture


Sutures that dissolve like the one you describe will not stain the tissues.  While its strength will diminish in several weeks, it will take several months for the suture to completely dissolve.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Violet Polygalactin suture will be absorbed


A violet poygalactin suture will be absorbed over time and will not lead to a permanent staining of tissues.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
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