Can I sleep flat on my back now vs at a 45 degree? I had my BA Monday. (photo)
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Can I sleep flat on my back now
Is it too early to sleep on my back flat.
Sleep positions after a breast augmentation
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Sleeping on the back
Hello and thank you for your question.
Yes, four days post operation sleeping in a recliner or propped up at an angle is no longer necessary if you are not comfortable. I would advise you to wear a compression or sports bra to bed that is not too tight on your chest but will provide support. I would try to wait several more days before you start sleeping on your side and stomach, but you can sleep on your side earlier than that if it is most comfortable.
As always follow your plastic surgeons post op instructions for a satisfying recovery, only he knows what happened during the surgery and how your recovery plan should continue.
Congratulations on your surgery!
Traci Temmen, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
Sleeping Flat after Implants
Every Doctor has their own regimen, so I recommend a quick phone call to your doctor's office.
In general, I allow my patient's to sleep flat on their back the same night of surgery as long as they are comfortable. Sleeping on your abdomen may take up to six weeks.
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