In my practice, sutures don't come out of the surgical incisions for a minimum of 2.5 weeks, and sometimes longer, depending on how the incision is healing. The number of sutures is inconsequential as long as the incision is well coapted internally and externally, and sometimes there are different suture techniques used which changes the number of sutures significantly (look up simple interrupted sutures; look up horizontal or vertical mattress sutures so you can see the difference in the amount of knots you might see clinically, but in actuality, you are covering more surface area with a mattress type suture, but using less knots). Regardless of the appearance of the incision, which is all you can see clinically as a patient, a certain amount of time is required for healing a bone fusion (a Lapiplasty is basically a Lapidus 1st metatarso-cuneiform fusion). The work you are evaluating visually is not at all the important part of the procedure you had done. All of this being said, it takes 2-3 months to heal a fusion in the foot and ankle, and you should have to be non-weight bearing and not walking on your foot for a minimum of one month to 6 weeks after surgery. This being said, the Lapiplasty is a procedure designed for a less confident and less well-trained surgeon, as it is basically a template for surgery. And the procedure is 'toted' as a 'better' procedure (and it is for many unskilled surgeons). It is also 'toted' as a more stable surgery, and walking early is encouraged. But to me, the surgical time should be the same, as it is the exact same procedure as a Lapidus, just comes in a kit and with cutting guides for the inexperience/less confident surgeon who doesn't really know what he or she is doing. So I don't know that focusing solely on the incision is the way to approach your healing. I would be far more concerned with what is going on with the bones and parts of the surgery you can not visually see with the naked eye.