Lifting heavy weights after otoplasty?
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Lifting heavy weights after otoplasty
The answer from Stephen Weber, MD, is only applicable if you had an otoplasty with a traditional method. With this method, big wounds are made, thus injurying many blood vessels which could possibly open and bleed when heavy weights are lifted. If, on the other hand, you were operated on with the new minimally invasive stitch method, the above would not happen with the lifting of heavy weights, as the wounds occurring with this method are only tiny needle stitch-points.
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