I had two moles removed in the chest area (stitches were removed two weeks later), 3.5 months have past and I'm carefully trying not to stretch the area to avoid having a wider scar. When can I be back to the gym and normal exercise that includes weight lifting with no risk of the scar widening? Thanks!
Widening a Scar, when is the Risk No Longer There?
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Avoiding stretching and widening of a scar
A scar will inevitably respond to tension on the wound. This may take months to stretch out, so it is unclear when you can resume normal strenuous exercise. I would continue to protect the scar for at least one year.
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