Following certain plastic surgery procedures, particularly facial plastic surgery, patients are usually instructed to elevate the head of their bed at a 45-degree angle. However, does this apply to other procedures such as mommy makeover? Do you have to sleep upright after mommy makeover?
Generally, yes, Dr. Allegra will instruct you to sleep somewhat upright. There are a few reasons for this. First, if your mommy makeover included a tummy tuck, you will not be able to lay flat because you cannot place stress on the incision. Patients generally are recommended to sleep in a recliner.
Even for a mommy makeover that did not include a tummy tuck, patients will likely find it more comfortable to sleep somewhat upright. Laying on your back places more pressure on the chest, abdomen, and back. Therefore, it is generally not comfortable. Plus, sleeping propped up can help reduce swelling, especially in the breasts and upper body.
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