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Old 09-17-2012, 09:00 PM   #31
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...

I agree that it depends on the doctor and the cut. DS split his eyebrow open while jumping on a trampoline when staying at my SIL's house while we were out of town. They took him to the ER, and a plastic surgeon stitched him up. You can't see it at all anymore, but that was about 8 years ago.

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #32
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...

I guess I never realized I could request a plastic surgeon to do the stitching. I wouldn't have thought that type of doctor would be available in the E.R. Do they stitch differently somehow?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #33
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I guess I never realized I could request a plastic surgeon to do the stitching. I wouldn't have thought that type of doctor would be available in the E.R. Do they stitch differently somehow?
A plastic surgeon did our son. Yes, they often do sub, and top skin. Tiny tiny tiny stitches and many of them. That's why my sons 2 inch boo boo had so many stitches. It was a very clean cut.
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A plastic surgeon did our son. Yes, they often do sub, and top skin. Tiny tiny tiny stitches and many of them. That's why my sons 2 inch boo boo had so many stitches. It was a very clean cut.
Yeah, super tiny and neat. They are trained to make it perfect and unseen. Other doctors are trained to close and treat.
I forgot to post pics but I will right now.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #35
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One is relaxed. You seriously cant even see it. The other is stretched. You can see a super tiny white streak on my bottom lip. The split was actually down to my chin (like now to the jaw bone.

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:33 PM   #36
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I didnt realize how bad the pictutres were till I posted them. Thanks DH!
Heres a "better" one. Its of my lip/ chin.

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Old 09-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #37
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My dd split her eyebrow & there is a scar that is noticable when her brows are waxed(she's 15).

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:43 PM   #38
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Re: If your child had stitches in their forehead...

I can not even tell where something could have been by looking at your lip/chin, thanks for posting pics! I'm kicking myself for not thinking about a plastic surgeon doing the stitching on my little girl, boo!! The doctor did a good job with her stitches and closed it up exactly straight since it was such a straight cut but now knowing there could have been a better way I'm disappointed.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #39
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It will be discolored for about a year and then fade.

#1 rule - SUNSCREEN!!

Sun exposure, not just sunburns, will make the scar darker. Hats & sunscreen will help it heal and be as natural colored as the rest of the skin.

Good luck!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #40
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Here is a pic:
It's so straight!
Why didn't they use DermaBond and glue it?

The sooner the take out the stitches (5-6 days) the less "tracks" will be left from the stitch holes.
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