Re: removal of stitches after bunion and second toe osteotomy
My first experience with stitches and their removal was last June after double bunion surgery on my right foot. The removal didn't hurt, but he did tug. I would suggest you not look if you get quesey. My most important advice is to not walk too much after the removal. I did and ended up nwb for a week.
I felt fine for the first two days, and then had terrible nerve like pain. Much worse than post-surgery. I think I caused the skin to pull too much. I also had a lot of nerve pain from the pins, again I think because I put too much pressure on the healing tissue. The good news is that pin removal was a breeze, no pain at all, just tugging. Once my pins were out, my healing accelerated. Good luck and let us know how the removal goes.