My back has been really sore laying on my back all the time. I do not even get enough sleeping because of pain. And whats the purpose of sleeping on your back for ? Just curious. Thank you for your answers , I appreciate your time !
2 Weeks Post Op to my Breast Augmentation, When Can I Start Sleeping on my Side?
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When can you sleep on your side
Thanks for a good question. The truth is every surgeon does does a little bit different operation than there colleagues, for example some make snug pockets and others are more aggressive. Our post-operative philosophies are based on experience with our technique getting a good, predictable response--thus you should follow your surgeon's advise. In my experience, I do not want patient's to sleep on their side for at least two weeks because I do not want lateral displacement of the implant (toward the armpit), and I also do not want patients to turn over from their side to their stomach-which is easy to do if you are already positioned on your side. These are some of my reasons, but many of my colleagues may disagree.
When Can I Sleep On My Side After Breast Augmentation?
This is a good subject to ask your plastic surgeon since they will have their post-operative routine that works best for their patients. In my practice, I do not require the patients to sleep in any particular position after surgery but I do require them to wear a well-fitted, supportive bra for three to four weeks after surgery. Give your plastic surgeon's office a call tomorrow and I hope you can get a good night's sleep soon.
Sleeping on Side after Breast Augmentation?
Thank you for the question.
I would suggest that you run this question by your plastic surgeon given that he/she is ultimately responsible for your care and knows your situation and the operation performed intimately.
In my practice, most patients are able to sleep on their side roughly 2 weeks after surgery (with supportive bra on).
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Every surgeon is different with the post-op instructions. I believe that your safest bet is to consult with your surgeon as he/she knows the fullest details of your procedure.
Usually, to sleep on your side requires you wearing a supportive garment/bra. Usually, a breast augmentation patient can sleep on her side 2-3 weeks post-op depending on the level of recovery achieved.
Best of luck to you and thank you for your inquiry.