When can you take the suture tape off?

What helped you the most in your recovery from surgery
Pain meds - 100.0%
Resting a lot during this time - 0.0%
All liquid diet - 0.0%
Alternative therapies - 0.0%
Soft foods - 0.0%
This website ? - 0.0%

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 410
   Posted 12/17/2011 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
When can you take the suture tape off?

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 12/17/2011 4:41:54 PM (GMT-7)

Elite Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 12/17/2011 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Let it come off naturally. Never pull it off.
I was glued and it slowly peeled off.
As it loosens take a clean pair of scissors and nip off the flapping edge if it bothers you.

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 12/17/2011 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy,
I was told to leave them on until it falls off--you can trim the ends as they come up.  Mine stayed on a long time...when I went to my PCP sometime after the surgery he pulled them off. 
If they stay on a really long time (much longer than now), you can ask your surgeon's office if it's safe to remove them.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 25, 2018 11:34 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,698 posts in 329,380 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161845 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, StanInCA.
150 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Tim G, Sabssssss1996, InTheShop