Dr. De Smet
Normally staples are closing the wound. In young patients (ladies!) and on request the wound is getting closed
When do the stitches or staples have to be removed?
Half of the stitches or staples are normally removed after 14 days. The remaining half is removed after 16 days. Depending on the individual patient, one can decide to remove the staples later on. Staples are removed with a
In case of an intracutaneous suture, one only has to cut off one end of the suture. It is not the purpose to remove the complete suture because it is resorbable.
Do you use stitches, staples or glue?
I usually use staples – lead to great looking wounds – though some patients want me to use sutures so these are done per request – we try to be accommodating – especially when it really doesn’t make a difference medically