American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

Overlapping laparoscopic stitches

Hi there, I had laparoscopic surgery 2.5 weeks ago and 2 of the incisions are looking questionable to me, but I’m not expert and this is my first surgery so I’m not sure if this is normal. The bottom incision seems to be overlapped and red looking and it’s not healing like I thought. It doesn’t even look closed to me. Does this appear normal and will it eventually close? Thank you so much 🙏🏼

Procedure: Wound Care
Location: toronto, ON - Canada

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Samir Shureih

Based on the pictures posted, the wounds seem to be good, no signs of infection, or delayed healing. It is early healing and some puckering due to the under the skin sutures.

Time is a good healer. Wait 6-12 months and you may see a significant improvement of the scars.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Looks just fine. Ask your surgeon

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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From your given photos your scar is good healing and you need to wait aproximately 1-3 months after surgery to do further scar treatment.


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