American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Log In For Medical Professionals
New to the ASPS website? If you don’t already have a login, please create a free account to ask a question.

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?

maryan monterrey, NY - Mexico
10 months ago

Category: Breast Augmentation

Mario Carranza-Garcia, MD Monterrey, N.L. - Mexico
10 months ago

no ,no es normal

Susan Buenaventura, MD Alexandria, VA
10 months ago


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, MD Atlanta, GA
10 months ago

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

Ana Gomez Haedo Soca, MD Montevideo - Uruguay
10 months ago

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


Patient Care Center