American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
3 years ago

Post surgery

I had a breast augmentations surgery 5 months ago but I can still feel the stitches on the surface of my skin . Is that really normal?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: monterrey, NY - Mexico

Replies 4

Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

no ,no es normal

Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon

It is unusual to still feel stitches on the skin after so long. They may be dissolvable sutures, which never dissolved. Check in with your plastic surgeon for an exam. If there are dissolvable sutures on the surface, they can trim them away for you.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Unfortunately this is not usual and should be adddressed with your surgeon.

Ana Gomez Haedo Soca
ASPS Int. Surgeon

It is common to have these symptoms. It takes several months until the healing is complete. You should check with your surgeon.


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