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Any Advice Related to Sleeping Positions After a Tummy Tuck?

My PS said that I would be walking bent over for about a week and I am just concerned about how I should lay or not lay? Should I try a recliner or sleep in bed with knees to chest?

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Sleeping is generally supine with knees bent after tummy tuck

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I prefer a recliner with a lever that makes it easy to get from the sitting and laying position up to the standing position. Sleeping is generally supine with knees bent

Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Sleeping after abdominoplasty

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I advise my patients to sleep in a recliner/Lazy Boy for the first week or so.  This is easier on the patient. The patient can transition to their bed as their comfort level and posture improves.

Dr. ES

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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