Is it possible to get capsular contracture from sleeping with your arms above your head (lack of circulation)?
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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.
All the best
Does raising my arms when sleeping cause capsular contracture?
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.
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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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