Question: What kind of stitches are used during rhinoplasty surgery? Will they disintegrate on their own, or do I need to return to the doctor to have them taken out?
Answer: I like to use absorbable sutures. Some plastic surgeons use permanent sutures inside the nose to hold the tip but these sutures can become infected on occasion and trying to go back into the nose and trying to find these small sutures engulfed in scar tissue to remove them is a very hard task. Absorbable sutures (stitches) hold your cartilage in place long enough until your own scar tissue acts as a glue and holds things in place.