Exercise after otoplasty.

It's two weeks since my otoplasty and I was wondering if I could do exercise like push ups and stuff?

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Otoplasty. Exercise

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Hi. It`s important that you ask your plastic surgeon who operated you so he /she can tell you what to do and what not to do. Usually it`s ok to do exercise after an otoplasty however you should be careful not to hit your ears. Good luck

Should be fine

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Of course you should ask your surgeon but certainly with the posterior based techniques it should be ok. No contact sports though. Hope that helps. Adam Goodwin

Exercise after otoplasty.

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If you were operated on with the minimally invasive Merck stitch method, you may already do exercises on the day of the operation. If you were operated on with a traditional method, you should ask your surgeon.

Waldemar Merck, MD
Germany Plastic Surgeon

Exercise after Otoplasty

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Thank you for your question. I would first contact your surgeon for a release to exercise.  He/she will have specific post-operative instructions for you after your surgery.  In general, beginning a light exercise regimen, two weeks post-operatively, should be okay.  Remember that you will still have swelling, and anything you do to raise your blood pressure with increase this.  It may not be a bad idea to wear your ear support garment while you exercise.I hope that this helps!
-David Gilpin

David Gilpin, MD
Nashville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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