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Is extra skin sticking out from the end of stitches normal?

Q:

Hello. I had a birthmark removed on my lower right side of my back. It was kind of large. My stitches are about 8 in wide. Everything is smooth but at the very end I have extra skin hanging out. From the side you can see it raised too. That extra skin also looks like a bubble seeping through the stitch. Is extra skin sticking out at the end of stitches normal?

A:

What you are describing looks like what we call "dog ears" and they result from trying to limit the length of the scar which is a very tempting thing to do especially when excising a benign lesion like the 

Shady Hayek, M.D.
Beirut

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