Doctors Lounge - Surgery AnswersBack to Surgery Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 8/19/2017.
Forum Name: Surgery Topics
Question: Circumcision Revision scar healing time
|cbruffin - Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:06 pm||
I was circumcised at birth, but they used absorb-able sutures. Well, i guess they didnt absorb fast enough because i was left with stitch tunnels. At 15, i had surgery to have them removed. This left me with ugly scars around where my circumcision line should have been.
Just recently, at 18, i had a revision. It is now 1 month later, and all the scabs have fallen off. However, the scar is indented in from the rest of the skin, and has created what looks like a bump pattern along the scars that has been caused by the stitches. it has lines where the stitches was, so the tissue in between the stitch lines is slightly more elevated. The scar is also unsightly and currently looks worse than it did before the revision.
Has it just been too soon? Should I be putting anything on it? What kind of results can I expect, and when can I expect my healing to take a better turn? Will this smooth out or look better?
|Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:33 pm||
In areas of the body, where the skin is very thin(such as the penile skin) and in certain other individual circumstances, there may be need for "everting" sutures to overcome the tendency of the skin to "invert' (and thereby delay healing). For achieving this, one preferred suturing technique is a "mattress" suture. This technique of suturing often gives an appearance of a 'bumpy' suture line and this appearance fades away in due course as scar modulation takes place.
I expect you scar will also (in all likelihood) behave this way and get well given time.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.