How Long Before I Can Sleep on my Stomach

I'm almost 6 weeks post op from a breast reduction. I wanted to know how long before I can start sleeping on my stomach again

Doctor Answers 4

Sleeping on Stomach after Breast Reduction?

Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction procedure;  this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to returning to specific activities; you may be surprised as to how recommendations may vary depending on specific plastic surgeon preference. In my practice, assuming the use of a supportive bra, I asked my patience to wait approximately 3 months before lying on their chests after any type of breast surgery.

 Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Sleeping on stomach 6 weeks after a breast reduction

This is certainly a question that you should ask your surgeon.  If you are healing well and there are no other issues 6 weeks should be fine.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Sleeping post breast reduction

After 6 weeks I would suggest it is safe to sleep on your stomach.Give it a try and it will be uncomfortable, but unlikely to be harmful. Remember trying to touch your toes can be uncomfortable , but not harmful, just be sensible

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt, MBBS, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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Sleep on your stomach after breast reduction only when your plastic surgeon says it's okay.

It's really not proper for plastic surgeons in this forum to issue postoperative instructions. This needs to be defined by your plastic surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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