Author Topic: *Spitting Permanent Suture Problems*  (Read 1525 times)

Offline myhealth

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Hi there,
4 weeks post op (peri-areolar mastopexy). Tiny bits (about 2 mm) of what appears to be the permanent suture (Gor Tex) (purse string) is visible.
Should I leave it as is, or only have the tiny parts removed, and if so , won't it cause the entire suture lose the hold, causing dramatic spreading everywhere? Or should it be removed entirely? I prefer to keep it at least for a year before cutting or removing it.
Thank you

Offline DrPensler

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You should contact your surgeon. Do not manage the problem yourself without any input from the person who performed the operation.
Jay M. Pensler,M.D.
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Chicago,Illinois 60611
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Offline Dr. Schuster

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Do not remove suture. Contact your surgeon and follow instructions.
Dr. Schuster
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Northwest Hospital
Private practice in Baltimore, Maryland
10807 Falls Road
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
email: [email protected]


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