Tummy Tuck Stitches Are Missing

The following question from our forum is from a woman who had a tummy tuck one year ago, then had another tummy tuck to correct the bad results from the first one. During the second operation the surgeon could find no evidence of prior sutures in the abdomen. She is trying to find out why. Date: 03/12/2010 Submitted by: Delia Hi, my question is regarding a Tummy tuck that I had a year ago. I had to redo it because [...]

2014-12-25T11:57:25-05:00December 25th, 2014|stitches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Long Do Tummy Tuck Stitches Last?

Sally Hi....I am just over 2 weeks post op tummy tuck. My internal muscles did have some diastis and needed to be sutured back. My main concern is the longevity of the sutures. My doctor says they last a lifetime. I am an active 45 yr. old runner. I also use some weights and definitely work on my core. I am so concerned that the core workouts and abs exercises will bust my sutures. I would love to hear of [...]

2014-12-25T11:46:06-05:00December 25th, 2014|stitches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy Tuck Sutures Coming Out Of Skin

The following post from our forum is from a woman who is asking if it is normal for sutures to come out of her skin 6 years after a tummy tuck. Date: 03/28/2011 Submitted by: Charis29Back To Work One Week After Tummy Tuck I had a tummy tuck 6 years ago and I've had sutures come out from my skin. Want to know if this is normal or if I need to address this? RESPONSE Date: 03/28/2011 Submitted by: Tanner [...]

2014-12-25T11:13:07-05:00December 25th, 2014|complications, stitches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Infected Sutures/Stitches One Year After Tummy Tuck?

The following post from our forum is from a woman who had a tummy tuck over a year ago and now thinks that her sutures/stitches are infected causing her lumps in her stomach and pain. She is wondering what to do. Date: 12/12/2011 Submitted by: LynneInfected Sutures/Stitches One Year After Tummy Tuck? I had a tummy tuck on 7/30/10. This was not a surgery to make me beautiful this was to remove a portion of my abdomin where a re-accuring [...]

2014-12-25T09:40:21-05:00December 25th, 2014|infection, stitches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy tuck stitches

Tummy Tuck Stitches and Sutures When are my stitches removed after surgery? Stitches are usually removed 1-2 weeks following surgery. What are absorbable sutures? Absorbable sutures were originally made of the intestines of sheep (catgut). Today, the majority of absorbable sutures are now made of synthetic polymer fibers which offer ease of handling, low cost, low tissue reaction, consistent performance and guaranteed non-toxicity. sutures made of? How long does it take absorbable sutures to be absorbed by the body? Absorbable [...]