Because the sutures are all absorbable, the follow-up routine varies. I usually try to see the patients sometime during the first month, then at 2 or 3 months, then about 6 months, and then at lyear. But getting patients to return for follow-up is a difficult task.
We take photographs every time we see the patient. That way, the patient can see how the shape and the puckering are settling down. All patients have been warned that any revisions must wait a full year - that almost all patients worry about the puckering, but that it needs to be corrected in less than 5 % of patients.
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