Dissovable Staples Poking Through..ouch..?

I had br on 3/26..ps used dissovable staples..they are poking thru my incision and arond the aerola as well. I feel like i am on fire with these things..like i am being hit with a staple gun..they really hurt..except when lay down or hold breast tightly against my chest..taking the pressure off. What can do? Does he remove them? That sounds horribly painful...they get caught in my bra, my gauze etc..they seriously hurt..please any advice

Doctor Answers 7

Breast Reduction and Symptomatic/Exposed Staples?

Exposed or very symptomatic staples/sutures are best removed.

 Best wishes; hopefully you will be pleased with the long-term outcome of the procedure performed.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Dissolving staples causing pain

If they are.causing pain you should discuss this with your surgeon.

If they are eroding through the skin they need to be removed 

Hope this helps

Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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Absorbable staples and pain

If the absorbably staples are bothering you, they can be removed under local. Best to see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Eroding and palpable staples around breast incisions

If you can feel the staples and they are eroding through the skin then they must be removed.  If they are tender then some local anesthesia may help with the processes.  Personally I do not like using staples even though this can speed up the operation. 

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Staples in breast incision

If they hurt and can be seen your doctor can remove them in the office. It should be an easy procedure. Good luck!

Gregory T. Lynam, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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Foreign body skin aggravates wound healing after breast reduction.

Any scar including those generated by breast reduction will be made worse by the volume of dissolvable suture used close the wound. Good surgeons will use the least amount of suture required to accomplish closure. Dissolvable suture or Staples that are necessitating through the incision should be removed.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Absorbable Staples

Absorbable staples are sometimes used to close incisions. They can rotate and become more superficial and painful. In some situations it can poke through the skin. In situations like yours removal of staples at the surface that are painful would help.  Discuss this matter with your surgeon.

Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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