Hi! I'm 18 days post "Mommy makeover" and have annoying strings. I'm wondering if these fall off on their own? (photo)
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Most sutures dissolve on their own within a few weeks. Sutures are dissolvable but an ending knot, if present, should be removed within 1-2 weeks. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days.
Now, if you find that these knots are still there it would be good to visit your surgeon right away to have them removed in order to avoid infection. You can have the area examined by you surgeon to make sure that the healing is progressing well and have the knots removed if they are still there.
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The strings you are referring to are likely sutures that have not yet dissolved. Do not cut or pull them. I suggest making an appointment with the plastic surgeon who performed your procedures for an evaluation.
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From your photos, it appears that all of these sutures are the dissolvable type. Sometimes, the deeper layer of dissolvable stitches come up through the skin before they entirely dissolve. They are not dangerous, but can be annoying. I would call your plastic surgeon's office and ask for an appointment with their nurse who can painless and quickly remove them.
These are sutures that can be removed by your surgeon. While the suture material inside the body will dissolve, the material outside will not. Contact your surgeon's office to get these removed. It is quick and painless.
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