The Time It Takes To Open The Ear Surgery Sutures?

Good afternoon, I want to ask, how many days it will take to remove the stitches in ear surgery? Can the scar be lost? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Budi, thank you for your question to the HealthReplies.com Team


In general, the suture threads used in surgery can be classified into:

Absorbable thread, which is a thread that can be gradually absorbed by the body so there is no need for a manual suture opening procedure. This thread is used to sew internal organs, such as the intestine
Non-absorbable thread, is a thread that the body cannot absorb. Usually used to sew external wounds, such as cuts in the skin

Especially for the ears, if you mean the earlobe area to the outer ear canal, it is likely to use non-absorbable threads. Healing time varies depending on the severity of the wound (size and depth of the wound), the presence of infection, to your nutritional status. However, it will generally improve within 10-14 days. After the adhesions between the wounds are formed, the doctor will remove the non-absorbable thread again. The presence or absence of surgery scars will depend on the severity of your wound. Discuss this problem with the doctor who treats you, given that the doctor knows clearly the condition of your current wound.


During the healing period, you should:

take medication according to doctor's instructions
change the bandage regularly, at least 1-2 times a day
do not expose the suture wound to water, especially warm / hot water

Hopefully this is useful


dr. Lili

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