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What Would Work Best After a Full Tummy Tuck? A Recliner or a Contour Body Wedge?

A medical lift assist recliner or a Contour Body Wedge?

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Preparing for Tummy Tuck

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If you already have a recliner at home, then you can use that. It isn't necessary to spend a lot of extra money on these items as pillows work just fine.

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Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Recliner or wedge after tummy tuck

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Please don't spend all that money on something that you will only need for a few days. Cushioning with pillows is enough. Just remember not to sit on a very low chair and to take things slow in the early phase of healing.
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck Post Op

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Either the recliner or the wedge would work well.  There is no need to buy any of that though.  Just a few pillows behind your back and under your legs would work just as well.

 

Good Luck.

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New York Plastic Surgeon
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After Tummy Tuck

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I love my patients in a recliner for the first 24-48 hours.  Its comfortable and aids in dependent drainage of the drains.

Reading Plastic Surgeon
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Recliner after Tummy Tuck

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   A recliner can be used after tummy tuck.   Pillows under the legs for sleep after tummy tuck also help.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Best Position After A Tummy Tuck

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I usually recommend that my patients sleep in a recliner after a tummy tuck if they have one. If they do not, I think it is an expensive and unnecessary purchase as you can achieve similar results with a few pillows you already have behind your back and underneath your knees.  Good luck.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Full Tummy Tuck Recliner

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Dear Morenais,

Following a Full Tummy Tuck, anything that keeps you in the "beach chair" position will work. A recliner, if you have one, works well for this and it is easy to get in and out of. However, a contour body wedge or 2-3 pillows in your bed comes in a close second. Good luck with your surgery!

 

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck and recliner

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I think that a recliner or pillow is fine. I think whichever one you feel more comfortable in is the best one for you.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Recliner or a Contour Body Wedge

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Either of these will be suitable for your recovery. Choose the one that seems easier to get in and out of. All  the best. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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