When will I have my sutures taken out?

Visible skin sutures are rarely used. The skin is usually held together by absorbable sutures. Therefore, there is rarely a need to remove sutures. Your doctor will let you know if you have sutures that need to be removed. Sutures requiring removal are usually removed 10-14 days following surgery. If you have Steri-Strips on your incision, allow them to fall off on their own. This usually takes a couple of weeks. If you have sterile super glue (i.e., Dermabond) on your incision, it will likely begin to peel off by itself after 1-2 weeks.