Are Permanent Tummy Tuck Muscle Repair Sutures Visible Upon Xray?

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Are tummy tuck sutures visible on x-ray?

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The answer is no.  X-rays only pick up radio-opaque objects. These are usually hard plastic or metal. Today sutures (even non-absorbable) would not be seen on x-ray. Some surgeons used metal wire sutures in the 70's, but this practice is not common anymore in the U.S.

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While there are some sutures that have small wire components, and it was done in the past, it would be unheard of for someone to be using these today.

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