How Long Do Stitches Last After Rhinoplasty Recovery?
So the question is, how long do the stitches last during a rhinoplasty? During rhinoplasty, several types of stitches are used. Many of the stitches used in the under surface remain in place for 2 to 3 months, most patients don’t see those and can’t palpate them. The incisions that we place externally for example right between the nostrils in the area called the columella, we often use a dissolveable stitch that lasts about a week. You will see those, and it will look like small skin-colored stitches that come up from the skin, but they dissolve on their own and don’t require removal.