Spitting Stitches & Fat Necrosis?
Doctor Answers 2
Fat necrosis and spitting sutures
I'm sorry you have had a rough course after your abdominoplasty. Small areas of fat necrosis sometimes respond to steroid injections. This may be a good first option if you are trying to avoid further procedures. There are minimally invasive ways to remove as well that require minimal/no down time. Your body isn't really "rejecting" the sutures, this is a common reaction to the dissolvable sutures. It is not common to still see spitting sutures this far out, but certainly does occasionally happen. Good luck!
Nondissolving sutures and areas of fat necrosis can probably be removed in the office under local anesthesia. Your surgeon will be the best one to guide you to how it should be done.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.