Question: I had a facelift and still have the old sutures. How long should I wait for them to dissolve? Should I have them physically removed?Answer: It is important for you to speak to the plastic surgeon that performed your surgery about existing sutures, and how to rid yourself of them without causing any issues to your face, neck or throat. He or she will know exactly where they are, and how to handle their removal if necessary. I hope this helps.