I had minor in office surgery almost a week ago to remove a cyst like thing (ranula actually) from my lower lip. After the surgery the doc sewed up the incision with a dissolvable suture. It looked like a very fine metal wire, but I guess it can’t really be metal because it wouldn’t dissolve unless it just rusted away!
From searching I gather it must have been some kind of monofilament plastic. So my question is what kind of plastic looks so much line a fine metal thread. Or is there actually some kind of metal suture that would dissolve eventually? And as an aside, how long before it does dissolve (it’s still there a week later)?