For those who are curious about what my suture line looks like, here are several photos from various points when I had the sutures in and what the suture line looks like as of this post. Right now the suture line is a little red but it will heal over the next year until it camouflages into a white trace line just like a crease in my hair.
Day of the surgery (7-14-14). In the third photo, notice how far the suture line goes all the way past my ear on both sides:
One week with the sutures in (7-21-14):
10 days post op right before suture removal (7-24-14):
In all, I had about 40-some odd sutures in the back of my head
Four weeks (8-04-14):
Today (one month and three days, 8-17-14). Notice how over time, the suture line has become more difficult to find: