Thank you for your question. It is very important to follow the instructions and guidelines provided by your board-certified surgeon. I recommend patients sleep upright for 2 weeks after breast augmentation, but your surgeon's recommendations may be slightly different. Best of luck with your recovery!
Sleeping After Breast Augmentation
Thank you for the inquiry about
your breast augmentation healing.
Every surgeon does things differently. You should follow your surgeons post op
instructions. If none were provided for you, you should call the surgeon's
office and request these instructions.
Usually 1-2 weeks then on your back
Thank you for asking. You should check with your surgeon, as we all have slightly different routines. I have patients sleep semi-upright for 1 week then on their back for 6 weeks with a support bra, and no
sleeping on your side for 6 weeks.
Sleeping elevated after breast augmentation
It is usually beneficial to sleep with your chest elevated for a week after surgery. The gravitational effect of this position helps reduce swelling. It is recommended after that that you sleep on your back for at least another 3 weeks to prevent unusual pressure on your breasts during the early healing phase. Each surgeon has their own routine postoperative recommendations. It is very important that you consult with your surgeon and follow those directions. Good luck.
Thank you for your question and I agree with Dr Seckel but would check with my own surgeon for his recommendations
Elevation of back during sleeping after breast augmentation.
Thank you for your question. It is very important that you consult your own plastic surgeon for his or her specific advice. Generally speaking I asked my patients to sleep elevated the first week and flat on their back for 3-5 weeks after that.
How long to sleep elevated?
Thank you for your post. You should talk to your plastic surgeon about this as I am not sure exactly what was done during the surgery. In general, in my patients I only ask them to sleep elevated the first week, then on their back for another 5 weeks if possible.
Pablo Prichard, MD
Best to ask your plastic surgeon about his/her recommendations as they are most familiar with your procedure. I generally recommend elevation for a few days after surgery. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.