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Tips to Sleep Right After a Boob Job

Care and habits after breast augmentation surgery are fundamental concerns for patients and play a huge role in healing. And it is not for less because any bad habit can bring complications. Maintaining the correct postures helps avoid pain and discomfort.

Mrs Carla M Babicki  |  RGN

Last Updated On: July 12, 2024 | Published On: March 7, 2023

Care and habits after breast augmentation surgery are fundamental concerns for patients and play a huge role in healing. And it is not for less because any bad habit can bring complications. Maintaining the correct postures helps avoid pain and discomfort.

If you are wondering how to sleep after breast augmentation, this article is for you! Below we share some tips to help you adapt to the right sleeping postures after a boob job.

Sleep After Breast Augmentation

Generally, a few days after the augmentation mammoplasty intervention, the pain is considerably reduced, which is a good sign, but it does not mean you can have the same rhythm of life as before going through the operating room.

The first 48 hours are the most critical in any cosmetic surgery. You must have relative rest, which implies not making sudden movements or force in your arms. Therefore, it is very important to go for the boob job accompanied by someone.

An important issue is the position to adapt to sleep after surgery. At first, it may seem unimportant, but it is a prior aspect to consider.

Tips to Sleep Right After a Boob Job

1. A Semi-sitting Posture for the First Few Days

During the first days, sleeping in a supine position (lying on your back) is difficult as it may cause increased inflammation, greater pressure, and intolerable discomfort. So it is preferable to avoid it in the first few days.

Right after a boob job, sleeping in a semi-sitting or semi-upright posture is advisable. Sleep in this position for a few days until you can adequately tolerate the supine position. Usually, this will happen after 7-10 days.

2. Start Sleeping on Your Back (Supine Position) A Week After Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery requires you to sleep on your back for the incisions to heal without discomfort and for the implants to sit well in their positions. However, getting used to it can be difficult for people who are used to sleeping on their stomachs or their sides.

For this reason, breast enlargement surgeons recommend getting used to falling asleep on your back before the operation.

A few days after a boob job, you can start sleeping on your back with your upper body slightly raised. This is the best sleeping position after breast enlargement surgery, which you can achieve by stacking pillows behind your back or with a recliner.

This little elevation helps reduce oedema and swelling in the breasts. It also helps facilitate quick recovery by promoting scar tissue formation and makes getting out of bed easier.

3. Sleeping on the Side After 4-6 Weeks of Boob Job

After 4 to k weeks of your breast augmentation surgery, you can finally sleep on your side if you feel comfortable.

By this time, the prosthesis is considered sufficiently established to begin to lead a completely normal life. It is also recommended to alternate the left side with the right and not always sleep on the same side.

4. Do Not Sleep on Your Stomach

The position that we are going to take longer to be able to adopt is that of sleeping upside down. It is not recommended to rest on the chest because it can cause discomfort until after at least 6 months.

In addition, sleeping on your stomach can displace the implants laterally towards the armpits. That’s why it is best to avoid it always.

5. Sleep With Your Bra On

It is recommended that patients wear a bra to sleep the first six months of the year and even the entire year. This garment, the post-surgical bra recommended by the breast enlargement surgeon, is essential to hold the breasts in the proper position during the postoperative period and thus ensure that the prostheses and tissues sit correctly.

Additional Cheats

Good sleep is essential for recovery, so here are some additional post-op tips:

6. Relax Your Mind

Falling and staying asleep can be difficult after cosmetic surgery like this. You are likely to experience many emotions after surgery, which can affect your sleeping habits. Therefore, before the operation, you must prepare yourself to know what to expect emotionally. This will help you develop strategies to deal with your emotions as they occur. You can relax and sleep better knowing how to govern your emotions.

7. Walk a Little

After surgery, it is important to be able to move from day one. You need to walk gently around the house to maintain good physical health, emotional health, and sleep patterns. Light movement is also part of good recovery and can lead to better quality and duration of sleep. However, you must not resume your routine exercises until your breast enlargement surgeon authorizes it.

All these measures can be uncomfortable and are not exactly short in time. However, if you want to enjoy the best results and avoid problems along the way, it is essential to take it seriously and comply with each one of these recommendations.

Final Thoughts!

Clearly, you will not be able to sleep well if you feel discomfort. Competent specialists help patients with concerns related to sleep routines before and after breast enlargement operations. If you are a potential breast augmentation patient, contact Manchester Private Hospital for the best boob job in the UK.

Manchester Private Hospital is a leading cosmetic surgery clinic in Manchester, offering its clients a wide range of cosmetic surgeries for years in Manchester and beyond. We have a team of leading cosmetic surgeons with decades of experience in breast augmentation surgeries who offer patients top-notch treatment facilities, quality consultation, and outstanding before and after care and ensure they achieve the best versions of themselves comfortably and easily.

Call 0161507 8822 or visit the website and book a free consultation today!

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