My BA was 5 weeks ago! I can feel a really tiny peice of my stitch from under insision. Will it come all out on its own?
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5 weeks post op, some advices:
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Feeling a stitch
Dissolvable sutures can occasionally wiggle their way to the surface instead of being absorbed completely internally. Typically, a small stitch protrusion can be trimmed off by your Plastic Surgeon or it will fall off on it's own. If you have a small opening, keeping it clean and covered is a good idea. Ask your Plastic Surgeon to examine you so that you can ensure you don't have any infection issue.
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Thank you for your question.It is important to consult with your surgeon about any questions or concerns you may have. Without knowing what type of stitches they used, it is hard to give you a recommendation. If they used dissolvable ones then I would leave it alone, it should dissolve and disappear over time. If they are not dissolvable, then yes, I would set up another appointment with your surgeon to have it removed. Make sure you don’t poke or mess with the stitch though as you may cause damage to the incision.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Breast augmentation question
I feel a stitch under my incision
I hope this helps and best of luck on your recovery!
Stitch under incision following breast augmentation
Subcutaneous sutures following breast augmentation surgery are absorbable. The duration which the sutures will take to become fully absorbed by the body is variable. Occasionally these sutures can work their way to the surface and become "exposed". This usually prompts a phone call and a visit to the plastic surgeon. Treating these is often nothing more than clipping the exposed portion of the suture and local wound care with bacitracin or neosporin until the small wound heals over. In some cases the scar may be widened from this and can benefit from a scar revision. This covers subcutaneous suture granulomas when the tissue coverage over the implant is sufficient. If the tissue between the implant and the skin is very thin a wound in this area might lead to a more substantial wound healing concern. If you are concerned that the wound is potentially leading to expose of the implant then a more prompt approach is indicated. Either way, your plastic surgeon would rather hear how you are doing and see you for a thorough follow up.
Give him a call.
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