Will sleeping affect sagging & shape of breasts?
Doctor Answers 3
Sleeping Position after Breast Surgery
I have my patients sleep on their backs for the first two weeks after breast reduction surgery. Between two and four weeks, I tell them that they can sleep on their sides but with a pillow on their sides. After four weeks, they can sleep however is comfortable for them. However, I do have them wear their surgical bra for a total of 8 weeks at night. All of these measures help with the healing process, as there is not only healing on the skin outside, but also along the tissue inside where the breast tissue and fat has been carved out. Do ask your plastic surgeon what he/she recommends and follow their instructions.
2 weeks post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
2 weeks after Breast Reduction, it's not time enough to express a valid opinion of results.
On the other hand, generally to avoid the normal p.o. swelling, I recommend to limit the arms movement for two weeks.
Also it's not advisable to carry weight and take the antiinflamatory painkillers drugs.
Finally, I recommend you always use a therapeutic bra.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Sleeping and breasts
Sleeping positions in my opinion shouldn't affect the shape of your breast once you have healed from surgery. Best of luck always ask your surgeon his instructions.