Will my incision continue to close up after the stitches have been removed? (Photo)

My incision does not look completely closed on the bottom when you look at it closely. I just had earlobe repair surgery a week ago and had the stitches removed 7 days later. Will it close up or should I go back to the doctor?

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Will my incision continue to close up after the stitches have been removed?

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I suspect the incision will continue to do well going forward.  Sometimes we can see a bit of "raw" tissue at the time of suture removal.  Most certainly contact and follow up with your surgeon to discuss and check your concerns, but I suspect you will do well.  Best wishes.

Garrett A. Wirth, MD, MS, FACS

Ear lobe

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The healing does continue after the sutures are removed. You should contact the surgeon if there are concerns with the healing

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Earlobe Incision

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Thanks for your question!  Although your incision is still healing, there should not be any open areas.  I would follow up with your surgeon for an examination.  Best of luck!

Earlobe Incision Concern

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Dear vbobryk, I would suggest seeing your surgeon for a follow up appointment and direct any concerns you may have regarding your recent procedure at that time. An examination will determine a proper diagnosis. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 214 reviews

Incision issue

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If you have immediate questions regarding your recent procedure, then you should contact your surgeon.

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