Most of the minor cuts have a tendency to heal on their own. However, if the cut or the incision is deep, then stitches or sutures are put in place, to hold tissues together while they heal. It depends on the general physician to determine if the cut requires a stitch or not. The first step would be the cleansing of the wound. In most of the cases, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area. The dead tissues around the edges are cut in some cases, and the edges are pulled together for putting up the stitches or sutures. Different types of surgical threads will be used for putting a stitch- the most common being silk or nylon, There are also even surgical threads that are designed to dissolve by itself. After the cut heals which is usually after a week, the stitches are ready for removal. It is not wise to attempt this on our own, and it is best that a doctor performs this process. Stitches removal or removing sutures are much easier than putting them in place. The knots are cut by scissors, and the threads are pulled out gradually. A tingling sensation might be felt, and even an anesthetic is not required. The recuperation of the treated area would take some time and over a period, the scars heal on their own.
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