Can i sleep on my stomach after having liposuction on my stomach?

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There is no problem sleeping on your liposuctioned areas.

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Yes, you can sleep on your tummy after liposuction of it. Be sure to wear your garment during the 1st week or 2 continuously and enjoy the new you.

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Sleeping positions after liposuction

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There really aren't any sleeping position restrictions after liposuction. I tell patients to let their comfort be their guide. Wearing the garment for support and regular movement will aid overall comfort the most. Be sure go discuss this with your physician, however.

Kimberly Finder, MD
San Antonio Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction - can I sleep on my stomach?

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Thank you for asking about your stomach liposuction.
  • It will usually hurt too much after liposuction to sleep on your stomach for at least a week.
  • Sleeping on the sides or back is usually better.
  • I tell my patients to find a comfortable position - because comfort is important after surgery and the right position varies from one person to the next.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Post Liposuction Irregularities, Swelling -- Try Massage, Velashape or Venus Legacy With Your Compression

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I do not restrict my patients from sleeping positions after liposuction, but I suggest discussing your post-procedure concerns with your physician, as his or her protocol may vary from mine. Massage, RF treatments, Venus Legacy and hyperbaric oxygen can drastically reduce post-liposuction swelling. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can i sleep on my stomach after having liposuction on my stomach?

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Thank you for your question. I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon. Every surgeon has their own specific post op protocol for their patients and your surgeon is the best resource when questions arise. They are most familiar with your medical history, details of your surgery, and how you are healing. In my office, after a liposuction procedure, my patients received any position that they find most comfortable. Patients wear a garment for three weeks, and then wear a lighter weight compression garment for an additional three weeks (Spanx).  Congratulations on your recent surgery.

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