How Should I Sleep after Breast Augmentation?

Some of the common questions women ask during breast augmentation consultation include and what their final results will look like and how long their recovery will last. But something that affects all women during recovery from breast augmentation is how they may need to adapt their sleep routine while their breasts heal.

Sleeping on Your Back Is Where It’s At

Wearing a supportive sports bra while you sleep can help keep the breasts in place and provide an extra sense of comfort.

In the initial healing stages of your breast augmentation, before the capsule has formed around your implants and they’ve settled into their final position, you want to do everything you can to support your optimal results.

During your breast augmentation recovery, breast implants can be vulnerable to shifting out of position. To maintain the careful placement that your cosmetic surgeon achieved during your procedure, it’s best to sleep on your back for 4 to 6 weeks following your breast augmentation.

Adjusting to a New Sleep Position

For women accustomed to sleeping on their stomachs, this temporary adjustment may take some getting used to. It may be a good idea to use several pillows to support you so that you’re not lying flat on your back, as the new weight of the implants combined with the delicate breast tissue can sometimes present an unfamiliar sensation which makes falling to sleep more difficult. Some women find that sleeping in a recliner offers them the most comfortable sleeping position during the initial recovery.

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