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How Long Should I Leave my Dissolvable Stitch Alone?

My dissolvable stitches are starting to pop out, I have two so far. One has been exposed about 2 weeks now and PS said to just let it be. Now I have... READ MORE

Incision Infection 6 Weeks Post-Op

I have a 2in area of my incision that is wider and redder, a few days ago it developed a small hole the size of a pencil tip and had yellowish pus... READ MORE

Can Stitches on Muscle Repair Be Torn by Coughing?

I had prolonged cough the day of tummy tuck and mascle repair surgery. Pain was unbearable, but my concern was that stitches would be ripped. I had... READ MORE

Still Spitting Stitches 7 Mths Post-op TT, is this Normal? (photo)

I have a small spot on my scar that is still spitting stitches/disolvable staples 7 mths out. I've had multiple ones removed and the spot is... READ MORE

Vicryl Sutures After Tummy Tuck - Allergic Reaction?

Can an allergy to Vicryl cause little pus blisters below the suture line? READ MORE

How Long to Wait to Remove Stitches After Tummy Tuck?

I had a tummy tuck two weeks ago. I got both my drains out the same day which my doc said he NEVER does. My nurse called today to ask some questions... READ MORE

Have I Compromised my Muscle Repair?

I am 5 weeks post-Tummy Tuck with muscle repair. I have been doing very well but when having a normal bowel movement the other day I heard what... READ MORE

What Causes the Body to Reject the Stitches?

How long can I expect to suffer? Can anything be done? READ MORE

How Long Before Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck Stitches Dissolve?

I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift 2 weeks ago. How long will it take before the stitches dissolve? READ MORE

How to Tell if Popped Stitches After Tummy Tuck?

I popped three stitches at the top of me abdomen?! What is this doing to my abdominoplasty outcome. I had surgery on18th and two days later I coughed... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck: Are Stitches on Ab Muscles Permanent or Do They Dissolve?

I was just curious about the stitches on the abdominal muscles that are performed on a Tummy Tuck. Do the stitches stay in forever or do they dissolve... READ MORE

Did I Pop my Tummy Tuck Stitch?

Two days ago, I drove (with permission) on two short trips. I needed to pull my seat closer to the wheel of the car. I inadvertently... READ MORE

Can Sneezing Without Tummy Tuck Binder Ruin Results?

I sneezed without the binder on two different occasions, for bandage re-dressing and shower. I'm afraid I busted a stitch. Can you bust a stitch from... READ MORE

Stitches Still Left 3 Years After Tummy Tuck?

8 months ago, I had an oozing wound on my tummy tuck scar, just above the mons area. My plastic surgeon went in to look for a leftover stitch but... READ MORE

If one stitch popped open, what should I do?

If one stitch popped open and I had the surgery down far away from home what should I do. I can I repair it my's one of my side stitches where... READ MORE

Possible to Undo Muscle Plication After Tummy Tuck?

My wife had a Tummy Tuck 6 months ago. Unknown to her she had muscle repair. She had a permanent stitch removed at week 5 due to pain above her belly... READ MORE

Is my body rejecting the dissolvable stitches? What are my treatment options? (Photo)

Is my body rejecting the dissolvable stitches? What are my treatment options? READ MORE

What Can I Do About "Stitch Spitting" and Absess when the Sutures Are Nondissolvable?

My ruptured breast implants were removed on July 2nd, 2011. Since then, sections of my scars remained red and oozed blood and a puss. After about a... READ MORE

Hand-stitching or Stapling for Tummy Tuck Incision?

I have been contemplating a Tummy Tuck for several years now, and have viewed hundreds of photos. I've seen some incredibly even, thin scars and some... READ MORE

Will Dissolvable Stitches Have "Pop" Feeling on TT Incision? Or Is This Something Else?

I am 4 weeks 2 days po from TT surgery today while I was just standing I felt a "pop" in my incision line. I thought it opened until I... READ MORE

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