After undergoing plastic surgery, you will most likely return home with sutures or stitches. The staff at Pacifica Institute of of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Camarillo, California will provide you with instructions on how to care for your stitches. Following the instructions of your surgeon is vital to ensure good healing. These instructions include:
Watch for any warning signs that would require immediate attention. Warning signs include temperature over 100 degrees (a sign of fever), redness extending beyond the surgical area, pus or discharge or unusual swelling or tenderness.
Dissolvable stitches are sometimes used and these stitches also require attentive care. If you have any questions regarding the care of your stitches, please contact our office.