About hymenoplasty stitches.

how long time goes to dissolve hymenoplasty stiches....i did surgery one week ago...how long time goes doctor...my boyfreind need to know am i a vergin....if we meet a VOG doctor....can she tell it is not a natural hymen...im afarid...

Doctor Answers 3

Stitches dissolve at different times depending upon the material your surgeon used

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Most surgeons use sutures that dissolve in 6 weeks after surgery. You should wait at least 6 weeks before having sex or having a gyn examination if you wish to have the stitches gone for these.

Hymenoplasty: Sutures

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Thank you for your question.  Hymenoplasty sutures dissolve at different rates depending on the type of dissolvable sutures used by the surgeon and the amount of moisture in the area.  I hope that this helps.     Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic Urologist)

Hymenoplasty recovery question

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Hymenoplasty stitches take 5-8 weeks to dissolve. You should do no heavy activities or activities that involve squatting for a minimum of 3 weeks. Please ask the doctor that did your surgery for advice. I didn't operate on you so I can only give you "general" advice. Ask your surgeon!
Michael P Goodman, MDDavis, CA, USA

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