Sutures poking out 3 months after TT.
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Spitting sutures are not unusual
Best of luck.
Sutures poking out
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Thank you for your question. If the doctor used dissolvable sutures then they will indeed dissolve over time. Sometimes they can poke out and if it bothers you then all the surgeon needs to do is clip them. I would keep an eye on the irritation to prevent infection from occurring. Keep the area clean at all times and if at any point it looks worse, you develop a fever or the skin is hot to touch, then contact your surgeon immediately, as these are signs of infection and its best if your surgeon can treat it early before other complications arise.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Best of luck! Dr. Subbio
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
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