wapiti Posted September 30, 2012 Share Posted September 30, 2012 My dd3 now has 4 stitches right in the middle of her forehead. It is a vertical laceration, which the ER ped said are generally more prone to scarring than horizontal ones. It was not a complicated procedure (skin split open, about 1.5 cm long, after colliding with a bat). Naturally these things have to happen on a Saturday evening. How much of a difference would the plastic surgeon really make? He used the smallest possible thread and did not need to pull with much tension at all. My other dd had stitches at a similar age, in her chin and lip. Those were done by a plastic surgeon. She does have a scar. The ER ped advised us not to put antibiotic ointment on it to help avoid the scar (considering that face lacerations rarely get infected). Should I (a) take her to a plastic surgeon on Monday to have a look; (b) take her to a plastic surgeon on Friday to remove the stitches and have a look; or © assuming everything looks "normal" with the initial scar, wait however many years to see what happens? What does Dr. Hive think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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