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How Long Before I Can Sleep on my Stomach

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

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Sleeping on Stomach after Breast Reduction?

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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.

 Best wishes.

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/Procedure_breastReduction.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Sleeping on stomach 6 weeks after a breast reduction

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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.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Sleeping post breast reduction

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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

Jeremy Hunt

Web reference: http://www.drjeremyhunt.com.au

Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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Sleep on your stomach after breast reduction only when your plastic surgeon says it's okay.

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It's really not proper for plastic surgeons in this forum to issue postoperative instructions. This needs to be defined by your plastic surgeon.

Web reference: http://www.zubowicz.com/subpag,13-atlanta-breast-augmentation.htm

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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