How many days should you wait to remove the stitches, after getting a facial mole removed via punch method?

Hello, I had a small but raised facial mole removed on my face (near the corner of my lip) 2 days ago. The dermatologist removed it via punch method. This method required I get stitches, the total length of the stitched area is probably just over half an inch. I was wondering how long I need to wait before getting the stitches removed? I initially heard 7 days from one nurse after the procedure. But when I called back to make sure, I heard 10 days. Please let me know, thank you.

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Stitch removal

Typically, I remove stiches from the facial area in 5-7 days. This depends on the patient's age, medications, overall health, and area of the face sutured.  I would advise you to call your physician's office and have them clarify exactly when the stitches should be removed. Best wishes. 

Stitch removal

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Typically, I remove stiches from the facial area in 5-7 days. This depends on the patient's age, medications, overall health, and area of the face sutured.  I would advise you to call your physician's office and have them clarify exactly when the stitches should be removed. Best wishes. 

How many days should you wait to remove the stitches, after getting a facial mole removed via punch method?

I typically remove sutures in 3-5 days on the face for someone with normal healing parameters.  It is frustrating when you get mixed messages.  I would ask to speak with your doctor directly to gain his/her advice.  Best of luck.  

How many days should you wait to remove the stitches, after getting a facial mole removed via punch method?

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I typically remove sutures in 3-5 days on the face for someone with normal healing parameters.  It is frustrating when you get mixed messages.  I would ask to speak with your doctor directly to gain his/her advice.  Best of luck.  

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