How long should I wait until it's safe to lie on my stomach for deep tissue back massage?

Doctor Answers 3

Laying on tummy...

Unfortunately, this position will be dependent on how well you are healing. Only your surgeon knows enough details about your surgery to answer this question appropriately. My guess is 8 to 10 weeks depending on your breast implant size.

Best wishes, Dr. ALDO


Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implants/Breast Augmentation/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision Surgery

I appreciate your question.

I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

#RealSelf100Surgeon

Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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How long should I wait until it's safe to lie on my stomach for deep tissue back massage?

Best to address this question directly to your plastic surgeon who is  familiar with your "case" and ultimately responsible for your care. In my practice, patients report that they feel comfortable lying on their abdomens somewhere between 3 to 6 months post op. This may be longer for patients with larger breast implants.  Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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