Scarring, stitches in too long
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Your surgeon is ignorant.
Dissolveable skin crease sutures
Hi there. Greetings from the UK. Like your surgeon, I typically use dissolveable sutures for the skin crease incision. Although the manufacturers often quote typical durations for sutures to dissolve, it's not uncommon for them to remain a bit longer. Sometimes I do trim them at 2-3 weeks post op anyway for the convenience of the patient. I typically recommend to my patients though to apply some silicone gel to the wound though three times a day for patients at risk of scarring. In the UK we have Dermatix or Kelocote which is available without the need for a doctor's prescription. If you're genuinely concerned about hypertrophic scarring then let your surgeon know as they may recommend something similar.
Lid sutures left in too long
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