Is healing normal?
Thank you so much for your question about your tummy tuck and the slow healing wound.
Your incision now looks excellent. It should heal with good wound care. The surgeon did the right thing by cutting out a non-healing wound. The permanent sutures are out, your skin can heal. It may take another 6 weeks but the worst should be over.
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I agree with the previous answers. Now that the permanent sutures are out, your wound can heal.
Make sure you optimize your nutrition with good amount of protein. That will help speed the healing.
Good luck and thank you for posting the picture.
Suture issues that one year
Thank you for your picture. Your plastic surgeon/wound care specialist did the right thing by removing the suture. There maybe more but at the right person is surveying your wound . Once all the suture has been removed the wound should readily heal.
I'm assuming you had a tummy tuck? During suturing of the muscles sometimes permanent sutures are used and they can become infected. If they are all removed you should heal, but if some remain exposed your wound may not heal. You may require a scar revision once things do heal.
Permanent stitches may get extruded
Sometimes, when permanent stitches are used, they can become infected and extruded. It's not common but it can happen. Now that they are out give it time to fully heal.