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How to Treat Spitting Sutures And/or Suture Granuloma when You Cant Get Back to the Surgeon? (photo)

I am 6 weeks post op Full TT, flank lipo, BA/BL and very happy with results - unfortunately traveling M to F for work. How can I care for spitting suture/suture granulomas that are occurring? PS treated 1 with silver nitrate a week ago and it hasn't healed and 2 more are forming. They are very painful. Would it be appropriate to seek a PS out of town? Or is there something else I can do?

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How to Treat Spitting Sutures And/or Suture Granuloma when You Cant Get Back to the Surgeon?

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The good news is that you have a nice result!

These suture granulomas often won't resolve until the actual suture is removed. If you are out of town, your only choice is  a doctor where you are travelling. A plastic surgeon will probably have the most experience with these issues, but if none is available, a general surgeon should be able to manage this. 

Do see your surgeon when you are home to  try to treat these before they are problematic in the future. 


Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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How to Treat Spitting Sutures And/or Suture Granuloma when You Cant Get Back to the Surgeon?

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Yes seek ONLY in person PS in your city you are at. Is your treating PS out go country? If no than he/she could refer to local PS in area you are at. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Suture Granuloma after Tummy Tuck

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I would try your best to make an appointment with your existing plastic surgeon.   He or She will have your end result as their highest priority and want to help you.  

 

If this is not possible, I would recommend visiting a plastic surgeon in your area.    This problem will not resolve unless the suture material is removed and the sooner this is done, the better your longterm scar will be.

 

I wish you all the best.


Dr. Gill

Paul S. Gill, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

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