I'm almost 6 weeks post op from a breast reduction. I wanted to know how long before I can start sleeping on my stomach again
How Long Before I Can Sleep on my Stomach
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Sleeping on Stomach after Breast Reduction?
Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction procedure; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to returning to specific activities; you may be surprised as to how recommendations may vary depending on specific plastic surgeon preference. In my practice, assuming the use of a supportive bra, I asked my patience to wait approximately 3 months before lying on their chests after any type of breast surgery.
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Sleeping on stomach 6 weeks after a breast reduction
This is certainly a question that you should ask your surgeon. If you are healing well and there are no other issues 6 weeks should be fine.
Sleeping post breast reduction
After 6 weeks I would suggest it is safe to sleep on your stomach.Give it a try and it will be uncomfortable, but unlikely to be harmful. Remember trying to touch your toes can be uncomfortable , but not harmful, just be sensible
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