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A 34-year-old female asked:

Had small amount of skin removed from breasts after reconstruction and the swelling down.have sutures and durmabond.how long do i wait to lift weights?

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Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Post Operative Care: It would be advisable to communicate with your surgeon before engaging in strenuous activities. Your surgeon has the most complete knowledge about the details of your operation and is the best person to advise you on any aspects of post-operative care.
Dr. Deowall Chattar-cora
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Play it safe: It is best if you contact your surgeon's office since any activities that would place stress on the surgical site might compromise your outcome. Although the surgeon may not want you to lift weights there may be other activities which may be permitted.

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Last updated Nov 1, 2016

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