How Long Are Sutures Left on Facial Wound Before Removal?

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Suture Removal

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 When figuring suture removal we try to balance the cosmetic result, the desire to remove the sutures as early as possible to avoid lasting marks, versus function, not wanting the wound to dehisce ( or open up). On the face, with its excellent blood supply, sutures are removed in five or six days. 

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