How long does it take for stitches to dissolve

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Depends upon the material from, the speed at which stitches (sutures) dissolve by which they are made and their thickness. Within a week, some sutures start to dissolve and others take weeks to months. To dissolve after eyelid surgery, I’ll discuss how long it takes for the different types of sutures in this blog.

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It’s the plastic surgeons choice

Depending upon the strength, the type of tissue repair, the number of layers and the location of the repair,  plastic surgeons can choose the suture material required for the particular repair.  Many sutures are used in the deep tissues for upper eyelid surgery. As there is a need to maintain strength permanently, some of these sutures are permanent. However, a future that holds for the first week and then rapidly dissolves on most of the eyelid skin I use. During the first postoperative visit, I use a few sutures that need to be removed. Typically, 5 to 7 days following eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. In this way, during the early healing phase, the stitches remain in place at full strength. But before any post-surgical ‘train track’ scarring develops from the stitches taking too long to dissolve, it may be removed.

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What influences wound healing after eyelid surgery?

  • High movement vs. low movement are they placed
  • Such as cleansing and the application of the antibiotic ointment, it is Patient behaviors.
  • Intrinsic healing factors: To the suture material, how an individual patient reacts and to heal, how long he or she typically takes.

In an appropriate manner, one way to make sure that the stitches dissolve is to always keep them moist and lubricated.  An antibiotic ointment Usually needs to be applied on the stitches. in optimal condition, The ointment prevents scab and crust formation around the wound and keeps the healing wound, minimizing scar formation.

Due to the swelling of the eyelid skin, sometimes small remnants of the stitches remain hidden and not easily visible. These need to be removed. Small cysts can form which will then have to be removed if they are left behind. Generally, after a week, you should contact your surgeon about having them taken out if your stitches still remain.

It is crucial that you follow his or her instructions regarding care of your incision site following surgery, regardless of the type of suture your plastic surgeon chooses to use. Before doing anything different than you were instructed to do, talk to your plastic surgeon. In time, be patient with your eyes they will heal.

I invite you to download my free eBook ‘Top 10 eyelid surgery FAQs if you have any further concerns about eyelid surgery.  Before going under the knife, what you really need to know. From my past patients, in it, you’ll find my answers to the most frequently asked questions on eyelid surgery.

There has never been a better time to have cosmetic eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery has become safe, effective and capable of delivering results with modern techniques and recent technological advancements. You always wanted with minimal pain, discomfort, and downtime. While the specialist anesthetist ensures your safety and comfort in a modern hospital, a skilled and capable plastic surgeon who uses modern techniques can offer you better and longer lasting results.

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It is important to seek the advice of a skilled professional capable of addressing your concern as with any medical procedure. An evaluation by a plastic surgeon can help you explore all options and determine the appropriate approach that addresses your concerns since each person’s anatomy and response to surgery and healing is different.

Tips on how to choose the right plastic surgeon for eyelid surgery

  • In Plastic Surgery, is fully qualified including Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • To train Surgeons, Is trained by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) which is the only College in Australia authorized by the Australian Medical Council (AMC).
  • With the National Medical Board of Australia, Is registered as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
  • By Medicare Australia, is recognized as a ‘Specialist in his or her field’
  • Is a member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).