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Permanent suture poking out of my skin, is this normal?

Q:

I had a breast augmentation 10 years ago in Chicago and today I felt a blue wiry suture poking out from under my breast. At first I pulled it out a little with tweezers, but it just kept coming and it kind of hurts inside my breast now. Should I go see another plastic surgeon? Is this normal?

A:

See your plastic surgeon for exposed permanent suture after breast augmentation. If unable to reach original surgeon try to obtain operative report so new surgeon can understand what was done during your breast augmentation. My concern is communication between outside and inside your breast an concern about risk of infection of implant. Please be seen soon.

A:

It sounds as though your plastic surgeon my have place in some permanent suture.  This is not a real issue, it just worked its way out over time.  You can certainly consult a plastic surgeon to look at the area if you are concerned.

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