6 weeks post Facelift: Black mark appeared under the skin in my temple wound, is this spitting stitches? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 11
Yes, this appears to be a spitting stitch. Schedule an appointment to see your surgeon to have it removed.
A suture is likely but given the size of the pigmented patch in the area I wonder if retained hair might also be the cause. either way, a drop of local anaesthetic will allow your surgeon to rectify the problem.
Hope that helps.
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Thank you for your question and photo! Congrats on your surgery. Please review with your surgeon. The area looks ok in general. The spot could be a suture, or hair follicle.
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
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