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C148After undergoing plastic surgery, you will most likely return home with sutures or stitches. The staff at Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery in Camarillo, California will provide you with instructions on how to care for your stitches. Following the instructions of your surgeon is vital to ensure good healing. These instructions include:

  • Avoid moisture or water for the first 24 hours. After that time, you can wash the area up to twice a day. Be very gentle and use a mild soap and water.
  • If your surgeon provides or prescribes an antibiotic ointment, apply this to the site after washing.
  • Be sure to have your stitches removed on the exact day that your surgeon requests. This is important to reduce scarring.

Watch for any warning signs that would require immediate attention. Warning signs include temperature over 100 degrees (a sign of fever), redness extending beyond the surgical area, pus or discharge or unusual swelling or tenderness.

Dissolvable stitches are sometimes used and these stitches also require attentive care. If you have any questions regarding the care of your stitches, please contact our office.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

See Below Dr. Kolder’s Procedure Videos.

Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”