Suture left in shoulder after three years

Patient

Q: About three years ago I had surgery on my shoulder to remove a raised birthmark and some surrounding skin due to the possibility of cancerous properties. I still have a suture in my shoulder and was wondering about the pros and cons to having it removed and left in my shoulder despite the lack of pain.

Symptoms:  No symptoms. Just a black thread visible under the skin
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