I Was Just Wondering How Long Do the Stitches Stay Strong and Hold Everything Solid in Place? (FUT Hair Transplant)

I bent my neck too far in the shower by accident and felt a slight pull in the donor area. Am hoping I didn't stretch the scar 13 days post op. The stitches still feel intact and there was no pain just a pull or slight grab. I had two types of stitches, nylon that were removed 7 days post op and the dissolvable ones. Stitches aren't internal. I appreciate advice and opinions.

Doctor Answers 3

How long do sutures hold

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Sutures that are left in place take many weeks to dissolve. Don't worry about the sutures, they will dissolve in their own time

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Only your surgeon knows what was done during your surgery. Unless there was someone standing next to him/her.

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Only your surgeon knows what was done on your particular case. Unless there was someone standing to him/her.  You should ask your surgeon on the type of suture or when to expect the sutures to remain.
There are many different types of sutures that dissolve at different time frames.  Only your doctor can tell you which one was used.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Stretched scar after hair transplant

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You will just have to give the donor area 6-12 months for healing to take place. Unless there is an open wound, it is unlikely you would need any immediate care. Your doctor would be the best judge of your situation. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

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