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Absorbable sutures were originally made of the intestines of sheep (catgut).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 sutures take anywhere from ten days to eight weeks to be absorbed by the body.

How many stitches will I have?

It varies with each operation. I had stitches on my front, sides and back, but I had a lateral thigh lift as well.