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Ask An Expert > Leonard Grossman Message Board > are the stiches used to tighten stomach muscles permanent?
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dawngurl
Dothan, AL
are the stiches used to tighten stomach muscles permanent?
I had a face lift about 4 years ago. I had allergic reactions to the sutures used to tighten the muscles. I had to be reopened and have them removed. Of course the PS couldn't find all of them and I had ongoing infections for around 3 years. I want to have a tummy tuck with muscle repair but I'm afraid I will get an allergic reaction to the sutures and I know I don't want to be opened back up to have them removed from a tummy tuck. The type used on my face lift were called ethibond. thanks Dawn


samir
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Baltimore, MD
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suture in tummy tuck  November 15, 2010 11:46 AM

If you had an infection with Ethibond Sutures,that does not mean you are allergic. It is an inction because ethibond is a braided suture.
Tell your plastic surgeon about your experience with ethibond. he/she can use other type of suture material.


drgrossman
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  November 15, 2010 5:25 PM

You shoud be just fine. Make sure to share your concerns with your surgeon.




 



 

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