what are the best way's to sit and watch TV and what about laying down to sleep . I have NEVER had any kind of surgery in my life and i really dont know what to do and i'm starting to freak out with only 14 days to my tummy tuck but i have lost 104 lbs and really need to fix all this
Best Positions For Sitting and Sleeping After Tummy Tuck Surgery? (photo)
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Best position after a tummy tuck
Thank you for your question and photo. First of all, congratulations on your tremendous weight loss! I'm sure that you already feel much better and have improved your self-image which should only get better after your surgery. The best position after a tummy tuck is a reclining chair position. This allows you to be flexed at your waist and this type of chair will also help you get up by using you arms which can be very hard to do in a complete recumbent position. Remember that it is important to get up frequently to walk around after surgery and make sure that you move your feet and legs often while in the chair. Best of luck with your surgery.
Recovery after tummy tuck
Thank you for your question and congratulations on your weight loss.
One good position to sleep and sit after tummy tuck surgery is to recline in the "beach chair" posiiton with one or two pillows behind your head and one or two pillows behind your knees.
I hope this helps.
Best way to sit after a tummy tuck
Hello!, very common question. Unfortunately it will be uncomfortable all around. Lying on your stomach is out, of course!. Lying on one side or another with knees bent is OK but will swell on theside that is touching the bed. Lying reclined in a bed or recliner is best!
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Best position for sitting and sleeping after a tummy tuck
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Tummy Tuck recovery
Great weight loss
It is best to sleep with the back elevated about 60 degrees to take the pressure off of the incision. A lounge chair is great.
Sitting and Sleeping after Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Thank you for the question.
Many patients feel most comfortable sitting or sleeping on a recliner or bed after tummy tuck surgery. The use of pillows beneath the knees and back will be helpful. You want to stay flexed/bent at the waist to take attention off the lower abdominal wall incision line.
Sleep position after tummy tuck
Thank you for your question. I recommend to my patients that they sleep on their back with their hips flexed at 30 degrees for one week following surgery - usually with a pillow under the thighs and 3 or 4 to prop up the torso. This keeps tension off the healing incision, and pressure off the operated abdomen. After a week it is generally acceptable to straighten at the waist, but recommended to keep sleeping on the back for several more weeks.
Getting Up During Recovery
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