How soon after breast cancer surgery will my stitches be removed?

Elizabeth Feldman, MD from Reston Hospital Center explains how she and most plastic surgeons tend to use dissolvable stitches. Learn more in this video.
Some stitches are invisible and will dissolve over time. Others will be removed when you see your surgeon at the one-week-post-operative visit. If steri-strips have been placed over the incision do not remove them. They will fall off by themselves, usually when you shower.

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Breast Cancer

Several types of cancer can form in the breast, making it the second most common cancer that affects American women. Breast cancer affects over 200,000 women each year. The cancer develops when abnormal cells crowd out healthy one...

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