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Spitting stitch 8 weeks after face lift

There is a stitch trying to come through the skin, not the incision line, and is red and bumpy. I'm away from home and cannot access my ps. Will the stitch work it's way out and can I deal with this without going to the doctor? Any similar experiences anybody?

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Plastic surgeon
Melbourne, FL
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  Resurfacing Sutures
May 24, 2012 1:15 PM

A permanent suture is a foreign body which some patients can reject and it sounds like this is what is happening. Protruding or resurfacing sutures can lead to infections and need to be (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
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May 18, 2012 3:28 AM

Seek urgent care evaluation or a PS in that area. Expect to pay at least $250 to obtain this care. Or call you PS in your home town who operated on your for his/her advise. (more)
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