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Not all procedures will require sutures, but many do.


The CSI GP will choose the type of suture and number of sutures that will support wound healing in your case. Sutures on the face are removed after 3-5 days, while sutures on the trunk and limbs are removed after 7 days and 7-14 days respectively.

Sutures on the skin generally will require a repeat visit to have the sutures removed. Deeper sutures dissolve by themselves as do some sutures of the lips.

Sometimes paper skin sutures (Steristrips) may be sufficient and these can be removed by the patient after several days.

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