How Long Does Surgical Glue Stay on a Incision After Surgery and How Do I Get It Off?

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Surgical Glue

Consult with your Plastic Surgeon before attempting to remove any surgical glue.  It usually flakes off over 2 to 3 weeks.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Surgical glue

usually flakes off by itself in 2-3 weeks.

If it is taking longer than 3 weeks, then a greasy ointment, like vaseline or neosporin, will help it loosen and come off.  Ask your surgeon before doing this, though!

Thomas Fiala, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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