1. J

    16 months in and now 2 weeks post-op, healing tips

    I'm new to this forum but so glad I found it just before my surgery 2 weeks ago. I had a removal surgery with 5 stitches It is healing well apart from the fact the bottom area is not closing. I had it done on the 14th of December through the NHS but at a private hospital. They are amazing there...
  2. woundedgal

    Looking for Cleft Lift Experiences.. please help!!

    Hello all! I am a 24 year old female who has been experiencing the physical and mental struggles many of you have been through. Long story short I had a Pilonidal excision surgery in March of this year (2022) that was closed with stitches. Less than a month after the stitches were removed, the...
  3. A

    Fixing Split Incision

    Hi, I've been dealing with a split at the bottom of my cleft lift incision for a couple of months now. I have a doctors appointment scheduled for Friday at a general wound healing center where I live, as I live very far away from my surgeon. I'm really hoping they can help with finally closing...
  4. M

    Stitches Post-Surgery

    Hi everyone! I'm new here but I had just gotten my surgery on July 19th. I'm a pretty overweight female with PCOS (hormonal disorder which gives me more testosterone, which gives me hair in certain places, which is why I developed a cyst). The Dr. told me that she was going to do the packing...
  5. A

    Post cleft lift recovery with Dr. Marc Brand

    Hi everyone! I just had my cleft lift done yesterday morning by Dr. Brand in Chicago, and I wanted to post here to ask for advice and let you all know how it’s going. My biggest concern is my first bowel movement. Even before I had my original cyst landed in the emergency room, it was painful...
  6. A

    Bleeding after stitches removed

    It's been over 2 weeks since I've had a closed excision and 3 days since I've gotten my stitches removed. My doctor said that some bleeding may occur and that it is normal, but didn't say when the bleeding should stop. It's bleeding constantly and I'm worried its infected or something.
  7. H

    Will I feel better when stitches are out?

    I had my cyst drained in November with the wound left opened. After two months of healing I had the sinus surgery on Friday, March 16th. The surgeon said it there was a lot more than expected and had to go down to the bone. The pain has been excruciating and they ended up prescribing me 3 types...
  8. H

    Anyone with stitch abscess issues? Post cleft lift

    Hello! I know I’ve read in the forum before about some who have had issues with some internal stitches popping out, but I can’t seem to find them. So I apologize for the possible duplicate question below :) I followed up with Dr. Caplan about a week ago (everything is healing very well, yay)...
  9. L

    Cleft Lift Stitches Bleeding

    Hey, all. I'm a 21 yo female and i had a cleft lift and pit removal 5 days ago. I have a JP drain in and at this point I'm barely draining any fluid which is a good sign as I'm to have the drain removed in two days. My incision is about 6 inches long, running from the very top of my butt crack...
  10. A

    Please help, one month after?

    Hello. Around the beginning of October, I noticed that it was hard to sit, walk, and lay down due to an intense pain in my upper crack area. Never had I ever had any issue with that area before. I think it was triggered by landing on my butt too many times in my club sport? I felt a medium-sized...