Last night I was sleeping on my side and it started to hurt so I moved to my back. I wanted to know if I could have damaged my implant. My breast feels a bit sore but not terrible. Did I try sleeping on my side too soon? What damage could I have done.
2 Weeks After Breast Augmentation, Could I Have Done Damage Laying on My Side?
Doctor Answers (9)
Should be okay if you wear a bra while sleeping
Sleeping on your side
Don't worry - sleeping on your side is unlikely to have damaged anything. But, it is often a bit tender / sore, due to resolving post-surgical inflammation of the tissues, which should resolve in a few more weeks. Hang in there.
Pain in breast 2 weeks postop after sleeping on side
Sleeping on your side at 2 weeks will not damage your implant. The discomfort that you are experiencing is related to a pressure phenomena on the tissues that are still inflamed. This should resolve shortly. If you still are not sure or see other untoward changes in your breasts, contact your surgeon.
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Two weks post augmentation
It is not uncommon to have unusual pain sensations after a recent breast augmentation. It may be a positional thing from sleeping. If concerned, you should check with your doctor.
Lying on side after BA
Soreness after sleeping on the side
I doubt that sleeping on your side could have damaged an implant. However, if your breast is sore and you have any concerns about infection, then you should see your plastic surgeon for a postop visit.
Side Sleeping with New Implants
It is doubtful that you have hurt anything by side sleeping. If you notice extreme swelling and a fever, immediately see your surgeon. It is probably not a bad idea to call them just for reassurance but I am sure you are just fine.
Side sleeping after breast augmentation
We don't see much problem with sleeping on your side, and after two weeks you should be out of the upper band if you were asked to wear one, and can be out of bra as well. Damage is unlikely.
Best of luck, peterejohnsonmd.com
Damage After Lying on Side after Breast Augmentation?
Thank you for the question. It is very unlikely that any damage was done from you sleeping on your side. I'm assuming you were wearing a supportive bra at the time.
For real reassurance, I suggest you visit with your plastic surgeon.
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