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Healing after surgery question.
« on: July 10, 2008, 11:35:08 PM »
how long does it take for A. the incisions to heal. B. to be able to do normal activity such as hold your body in a push up position and cary stuff. and C. to be completely healed and be able to lift weights. i would love it if a doctor answered these questions.

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Re: Healing after surgery question.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 08:18:30 PM »
The average time for healing sufficiently for you to do all those activities is roughly four weeks.  The scars will continue to settle and mature for six months or longer -- but push ups, lifting weights, etc can be done safely at about one month post op (assuming no complications, infections, etc.)

Elliot Jacobs, MD, FACS
Dr. Jacobs 
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastiasurgery.com
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