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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Maggiebr
Thank you for the question. Generally speaking, once you have reached the 6 week mark postoperatively it is unlikely that you will experience any incision line separation or wound healing problems. Hope this helps.
Hi. This is the question women are most interested in. When can I exercise? If your scars look solid at three weeks, you won't get wound separation.
Initial two weeks you need to be very careful as your wounds can easily separate. After 6 weeks your wounds are at 60% of their strength and at 1 year you level off at 80%. At 6 weeks your wounds are strong enough that you don't have to worry about separating the skin edges.