When can I expect them to fully dissolve? Is there anything I can do or put on them to help the process?
I Had Labia Reduction Done Just About 3 1/2 Weeks Ago and Still Have Some Stitches, Is this Normal?
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How Long Does It Take For Sutures In A Labiaplasty To Resorb?
The stitches that I use on the outside dissolve in 2 weeks. The sutures under the skin can take up to 3 months to dissolve. If your external stitches have not dissolved yet (after 4 weeks), then the suture type was more long lasting and should be removed at this point to prevent permanent lines from forming where the stitches groove the tissue.
Daniel Medalie, MD
Stitches after Labiaplasty
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The dissolvable sutures can persist for over a month, depending on the suture material used by your surgeon. If any sutures are irritating you at this point, it would be safe for your surgeon to remove the
Sutures after labiaplasty
Sutures are used for labiaplasty procedures. They can be permanent or dissolvable sutures. Even dissolvable sutures may linger for weeks and even if buried, they can come out through the incision and cause irrigation. At 3.5 weeks after surgery, I would go see your surgeon. Remaining sutures can often be removed safely and remove a possible source of irritation. Good luck.
Choice of suture
You need to see your surgeon. I use dissolving sutures for labiaplasty but suture choice varies between surgeons.
John Di Saia MD
Labiaplasty - Stitches still there at 3 1/2 weeks
Depending on what types of stitches (sutures) were used, this may be perfectly normal. Ask you surgeon what type of sutures were used and make sure that your recovery is normal. If the ends of the stitches are bothering you it may be possible to have the trimmed by your surgeon.
I hope that this helps, and good luck,
Most dissolvable stitches used on the skin surface for this procedure dissolve within 2-3 weeks. It is possible for this to take longer depending on patient variables or if a longer lasting stitch was used. Best to consult back with your operating surgeon to know for sure. Best of luck...RAS
Labia Reduction and Sutures
Thank you for the question.
Most surgeons performing this operation use dissolvable sutures. Depending on exactly what type of suture was used in your case, you should find that they will “dissolve” by 4 to 6 weeks postoperatively. Check with your surgeon for a more precise answer.
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