There is a piece of dissolvable stitches poking me underneath my breast at the incision site after a breast lift surgery (Photo)

I'm 3 weeks post op from a breast lift. My PS left my 23 yr. old saline implants in tact. There is a piece of the dissolvable sutures he used poking underneath my skin causing a lot of pain to the touch. It's not protruded through the skin but I can feel the sharpness poking me when I move. Will this go away?

Doctor Answers 2

Suture issue

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If the dissolvable suture is poking out, perhaps you should see your surgeon and maybe he can trim it or remove it. 

New York Plastic Surgeon
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There are many types of dissolvable stitches. Some last longer than others. I do not know which one your surgeon used, but you can easily call him/her and ask them and they should be able to give you an idea of how long the stitch will be present. 

Asaf Yalif, MD
Roswell Plastic Surgeon

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