If non-dissolvable sutures were used, they will always stick around. They don't go away like dissolvable sutures would. They may be fine and never cause you a problem. If you are noticing redness around the scar you may or may not have a reaction to the sutures. You should see your plastic surgeon for a full evaluation.
Are non-dissolvable sutures normal use? The Dr. who did this has moved out of State three years ago.. Should I be worried?
Non-dissolvable sutures are used by some surgeons, while some only prefer dissolvable sutures. It really is surgeon preference. If your doctor has moved out of state, and if you have any concerns, I recommend you making an appointment with a plastic surgeon in your area.
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