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Are there stitches involved? 

Sutures are used for closure of ellipse excisions, and these need to be removed at 7-14 days, depending on the site.  Most are removed at day 7 but lower legs take longer to heal. 

Do I need to come back to have the stitches removed?

Deep sutures dissolve by themselves over an extended period of time, however if they poke out through the skin at any stage in the healing process, they are usually removed to allow the wound to close completely. 

Shave excisions do not need sutures and heal up like a graze wound with appropriate dressings and wound care. 

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