There isn't a connection between sleeping position or circulation and capsular contracture. Your Plastic Surgeon would have take precautions during surgery to lower your risk as much as possible, as well as instructing you about what to avoid as you heal. If you notice any concerning changes, let your Plastic Surgeon know.
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Hello, you habit of sleeping with your arms above your head should have no effect on whether or not you develop a capsular contracture and it should not effect your healing. Compression of your arm nerves and blood vessels with those positions could explain your numbness, if this numbness is new after surgery, I would mention it to your surgeon. Good Luck.
Does raising my arms when sleeping cause capsular contracture?
The simple answer is NO.
If you are getting numbness, you might have more of an issue with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or some other form of nerve compression.
I hope that puts your mind to ease.
Thank you for your question. The position of your arms when you sleep should have no affect on whether you form a capsule. Best, Dr. Kludt
Capsule formation is not related to how you position your arms as you sleep. However, it may be more comfortable during your early healing phase to sleep with your arms down.
Hi, there are many causes for capsular contracture but sleeping with your arms above your head is not in the list. If your implants were under the muscle doing this might cause pain because of pectoralis mayor movement and even sleeping you would feel it so you shoul avoid it.
Can Sleep Position Create Capsular Contracture?
No, it is very unlikely that sleeping with your arms above your head would cause capsular contracture, since it is not caused by lack of circulation. While it may create the numb sensations in your arms that you've experienced, it should not affect your healing or outcome of your breast augmentation.
Capsular contracture after a BA
Simple answer is probably not. your arm falls asleep because you compress the nerves in your axilla/shoulder. this is normal for most if not all humans. same if you sleep on your side without any axillary support.
you may slow down some of the swelling recovery and muscle relaxation by keeping your arms up though. but it will eventually settle out.
Hope that helps and best wishes on a quick recovery!
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