How long can I expect my "spitting stitches" wound to heal and what can I do to assist in the process? (Photo)
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Treating spitting sutures
- The only 'cure' for spitting sutures is to remove the sutures.
- Removing them will reduce the inflammation and drainage they cause.
- Four hours is a long way but if possible, do return to see your surgeon so s/he can do it.
- If this is impossible, call surgeons near you to see if they will see you.
- You will need to pay a fee - your own surgeon will not charge you. (It may make that 4 hour ride seem worth the time.)
Hope this helps. Best wishes.
All the best.
Breast Augmentation - "spitting stitches"
I would take the time to revisit with your physician and remove those stitches that are spitting. I would also plan a second visit a few weeks later to make sure all affected sutures are taken care of. Best Wishes!!
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Spitting sutures usually resolve in about four weeks.
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