I had a TT exactly 3 weeks ago and everything seems to be healing well except I have these white tissues looking things coming out of my insion .I think it looks like spitting sutures but not sure ?What should I do .
I think it looks like spitting sutures but not sure. What should I do? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 6
3 weeks post op, some advices:
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Based on the photo, I agree, you are likely spitting/dissolving superficial sutures. Simply keep the area clean with soap and water and apply antibiotic ointment to any open areas. These will all heal without problem. Best wishes.
Questions About Healing Tummy Tuck Incision #tummytuck
- You may indeed have a couple areas of delayed wound healing caused by a suture.
- Definitely meet with your plastic surgeon to be evaluated.
- We place lots of dissolvable sutures below the skin during a tummy tuck, and occasionally one or two sutures can migrate through the incision causing a small wound. We simply remove these in clinic (not painful) and the wound goes on to heal within a matter of days.
- Thanks for sharing.
You might also like...
I think it looks like spitting sutures but not sure. What should I do?
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.