After breast implants while recovering what is the correct way to get out of bed without hurting your surgery?

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After breast implants while recovering what is the correct way to get out of bed without hurting your surgery?

Greetings

Thank you for your question, for early recovery period is for someone to help you out of bed- they stand in front of you and place one hand on each shoulder.


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Getting out of bed Without Upper Body Strain

Hello,

My patients find that if they sleep slightly elevated and turn to the side while swinging legs down over the side of the bed first, this helps take strain off of the upper body while getting out of bed.

All the best

Breast Augmentation Question

After any breast surgery I always have patients sleep in an upright position ( a 45 degree angle).  This not only helps with post trauma swelling but also aids in helping the patient get out of bed much easier.  You should refrain from using any pectoral or chest muscles so it may be best to have a friend accompany you while helping you get up for the first couples of days after surgery from bed.

How to get out of bed after breast augmentation

After breast augmentation, particularly if the implants were placed under the muscle, it is best to avoid engaging the chest muscles. The ideal situation in the early recovery period is for someone to help you out of bed- they stand in front of you and place one hand on each shoulder blade pulling you up to a sitting position. If you don't have help it is best to use your abdominal muscles to sit up. You can also roll to one side and keeping your upper arm close to your chest push with your hand while bending at the elbow. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Warmly, Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Seattle, WA

Meghan Nadeau, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Getting out of bed after breast augmentation surgery.

Congratulations on your surgery. Getting out of bed in the beginning is a little tricky. Try to use your arms the least possible, use your core and leg strength, and do movements that are comfortable and don't strain on the beast and chest area. Obviously if someone is there to help you it is ideal, but should there be no one there, just be careful and don't do anything that hurts. With time, it will get easier and easier. Hope this helped!

Getting out of bed after surgery

I think that you have to use common sense and not push to hard off with your arms when you lift yoruself out of the bed

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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After breast implants while recovering what is the correct way to get out of bed without hurting your surgery

Thank you for your question and congratulations on your surgery.  Most patients find that through use of their abdominal core muscles and their legs they are able to get out of bed without causing significant stretching and pain to their chest.  You can help yourself by either sleeping in a recliner that can help place you into a seated position, or sleeping with a few extra pillows behind your back at night so that you do not have to get out of a completely flat position.  Hope this helps. 

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Good question.

Three good ways:

1. Roll gently on to your side and then push off and sit up if on your own 

2. Use your core abs, then spin on your bottom toward the side of the bed

3. The best way is for someone to come in front of you and get a hand behind each shoulder blade and pull you up while you grasp their forearms or upper arms.

Good luck in your recovery. 

Ram Kalus, MD
Mount Pleasant Plastic Surgeon
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