|Various tying techniques are used in the closure of skin wound. These
can be broadly divided into:
For satisfactory wound healing:
the earlier the sutures are removed the less the likelihood of persistent
puncture marks but the greater the risk of dehiscence. As a approximate
guide, sutures on the face should be removed after 5 days. However, those
sutures at the lid margin (grey line) sutures should be left for at least
10 days to avoid the risk of dehiscence.
the sutures should be removed by pulling it out towards the wound (as in
Figure A). If the sutures were pulled out away from the wound (as in B
and C), the wound may become dehiscence.