Doctor said it's okay to remove bleplarpasty and epicantoplasty stitches 4.5 days after surgery. Is it too soon? (Photo)
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Suture Removal Timeframe
Eyelid sutures are commonly removed somewhere in the time frame of 4 to 7 days after surgery. Problems can happen but are rare. It is also common for bruising and swelling to still be present to some degree when the sutures are removed. Hope this helps calm down some of your concerns...
J. Wethe, MD
Thank you for your question. You should be confident in your surgeon because removing the sutures within 4.5 days is common practice. Always consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Suture removal after blepharoplasty
Thank you for your question. Blepharoplasty sutures can be removed anywhere between 4 to 7 days on average. You should follow your doctors directions. Either way, you should be ok.
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Sutures after Blepharoplasty
We routinely remove blepharoplasty sutures after 3-4 days. It is very unusual to have a problem with that.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
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Some surgeons take them out at 4 days or so. I like to usually wait 5-7 for most eye procedures that I perform.
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