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How long stitches take to dissolve completely?

yes i fell flat on my face an split my bottom lip kinda straight down towards my lip line it happened on mothers day but how long will it take for the dissolvable stitches to dissolve completely because i still hv them? should i trim whats hanging to sore is closed now... im just curious
Tue, 14 Jul 2015
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Thank you for the concern. Generally the stitches on the skin will dissolve in 7days. and the stictches on lips and face will dissolve within 4 to 5 days due to ample blood supply.
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