So many women recommended sleeping in a recliner chair on this site so I did. I had severe swelling and bruising all the way down to my feet and was worried about sleeping in bed. Long story short, I slept in recliner chair for 5 weeks with legs/feet elevated and in reclined position which felt nice for my back. Any chance this was not a good idea and would have contributed to my stomach not ending up as flat as I had hoped? Would it have been wiser to be in a flat position sooner? Thank you.
After Full TT with MR I Have Been Sleeping in a Recliner Chair, is That Ok? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Sleep positions after tummy tuck
A reclining chair is perfect. You did nothing wrong.
What I don't understand is why after 5 weeks you are still so bruised.
The stomach fullness I can explain -
- You are standing with knees bent and a wide stance, suggesting you are still in pain.
- You are very bruised, swelling won't go down fully until bruising does.
- You may have a medical condition, such as anemia or low thyroid slowing recovery.
- Please have you doctor check you and check your blood count. Your pain and bruising are unusual so late after surgery. Best wishes!
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