Sutured Wound Care

The team at Atlanta Derm Surgery is acclaimed for providing exceptional care at every step of the treatment process, including detailed sutured wound care instructions to encourage optimal healing. Post-procedure support is essential for ensuring optimal results, which is why Dr. Baucom and Dr. Mina make it a priority to provide patient education about sutured wound care in Atlanta.

What Is Sutured Wound Care?

Sutures are stitches that keep a wound or surgical incision’s edges together to help it heal. They may be sewn in layers in layers in order to close the subcutaneous skin layer and the overlying epidermal skin layer. The materials used in sutures vary. They are often made of nylon and other synthetic materials or silk and other natural components.

After a wound has been sutured closed, correct sutured wound care is vital. This allows it to heal properly, helping to reduce the chance of infection, scarring, or other complications. Proper care also helps avoid a prolonged recovery process.

Once the wound has healed properly, the suture’s job is completed, and it will then be removed by a professional. Some sutures are designed to dissolve on their own and do not need removal.

Sutured Wound Care Basics

How to Treat Common Post-Surgery Symptoms

For PAIN: take one to two Extra Strength Tylenol or the prescription pain medication as needed. Do not take any aspirin or aspirin-like products for at least 48 hours as these may cause bleeding. Minimize alcohol intake for 24 hours. Alcohol can increase bruising and may interact with your pain medication.

For BLEEDING: Apply pressure to the area for 15 minutes. If the bandage is saturated it may be replaced.

For SWELLING: use ice packs – 15 minutes at a time, one to two times an hour. A bag of frozen peas or other vegetable can be used. Swelling at the site may take three months for final resolution (the time it takes for any buried sutures to dissolve). Bruising may take 10-14 days to completely resolve.

Supplies Needed:

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Contact Our Office

If you have questions or concerns about sutured wound care during your recovery from surgery, contact our office. Our caring, knowledgeable team will provide the support and resources you need for proper sutured wound care in Atlanta.

Dermatology Surgery Center Locations

Sandy Springs

Medical Quarters
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Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery, LLC
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd #206
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 844-0496 - Office
(404) 844-0499 - Fax

Monday-Friday: 7:30AM - 4PM
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Johns Creek

Parsons Meadow Professional Park
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Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery, LLC
10750 Medlock Bridge Road #101
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(404) 844-0496 - Office
(404) 844-0499 - Fax

Monday-Tuesday: 7:30AM - 4PM
Wednesday-Thursday: Closed
Friday: 7:30AM - 4PM
Saturday-Sunday: Closed