Can the sutures be removed after cosmetic surgery? / Smooth skin at the suture site after weight loss surgery
People who do slimming usually pay special attention to the beauty of their body and skin. People who choose slimming surgery have a series of special cares. Which must be observed. These cares include nutritional care, training in taking medications and changing clothes, and so on.
In this article, we will talk about suture sites or holes in the abdomen that have been created for laparoscopy (camera surgery).
Slimming surgeries are performed in two ways (in terms of the type of skin incision):
1- Laparoscopic slimming surgery (single incision): A small incision one to two centimeters on the abdomen that perform weight loss surgery with the least invasive position without opening the abdomen. The number of stitches in this method is low.
2- Open slimming surgery: In this method, the skin of the abdomen is cut and the number of abdominal stitches is high.
3- Multi-incision laparoscopic slimming surgery: In this first, 3 to 5 small incisions are made on the abdomen.
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Patients report different results depending on the skin type and skin repair speed after slimming surgery and incisions on the abdomen and some of the skin. Some people complain of scars on their skin (scars are cuts on the skin or scars). These scars heal quickly and disappear in some people, but in some people this period lasts.
Read more about Cosmetic Surgery in Iran.
Tips needed to prevent scarring or early healing of wounds.
1- Suturing incisions: The term cosmetic suturing means from fine and careful sewing and using suitable non-absorbable skin threads that leave the least marks on the skin or the wound. This is required by a skilled plastic surgeon.
2- Preventing the wound from being pressed and the skin being stretched, which causes gaps and tears in the skin due to the stretching of the sutures.
3- Avoid heat and direct light: Products that expose the skin to sunlight should use appropriate sunscreen.
4- Keeping the skin of the abdomen moist and drying the wound if there is discharge.
5- Gentle massage of the wound after complete wound closure
6- Examining the symptoms of infection and inflammation
7- Do not smoke
8- Do not consume alcohol
9- Using ointments prescribed by a dermatologist
10- Washing the wound
11- Consumption of zinc and vitamin C and supply of proteins required by the body
12- In case of inflammation and discharge and fever, inform our medical experts by sending a photo through the application.
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