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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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 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.
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.
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No two patients are the same and for this reason it’s important to individualize post-operative care. If you’re concerned about this issue, it’s important to discuss post-operative care with your surgeon.
Reclining after tummy tuck
The best postition to sit and even sleep in after a tummy tuck is the reclined position. It will minimize the tension on your scar while your newly stretched skin relaxes over the days following surgery. Be sure to get up and walk several times a day and exercise your ankles and feet while reclining to prevent blood clots from developing in your legs. Good luck!
Beach Chair Position is Best During Tummy Tuck Recovery
Your best bet is to simulate the position you would be in if you were reclined in a beach chair. This diminishes the tension on your abdominal repair and skin closure, and should be more comfortable for you.
Sleep position after tummy tuck
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