When Do Labiaplasty Stitches Fall Out

The timing of when labiaplasty stitches fall out can vary depending on the type of sutures used by the surgeon. Surgeons commonly use two types of sutures: dissolvable (absorbable) sutures and non-dissolvable (non-absorbable) sutures.

Dissolvable Sutures: These are commonly used for labiaplasty because they do not require removal. Dissolvable sutures are made of materials that the body gradually breaks down and absorbs over time. They typically dissolve and fall out on their own within a few weeks, but the exact timing can vary from person to person. It’s not uncommon for some of these sutures to start coming out within the first week or so after surgery, and the process can continue for several weeks until they are entirely gone.

Non-Dissolvable Sutures: In some cases, surgeons may use non-dissolvable sutures for labiaplasty. These sutures need to be removed by the surgeon during a follow-up appointment. Typically, non-dissolvable sutures are removed about 7 to 10 days after surgery, although the exact timing can vary based on the surgeon’s recommendations and the individual’s healing progress.

It’s essential to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions carefully. This may include information on when and how to clean the surgical area, what to expect during the healing process, and when to schedule follow-up appointments for suture removal or progress checks. If you have concerns about your stitches or the healing process, don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon for guidance and reassurance.

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