Tips for Sleeping After Breast Augmentation

One of the most important factors that help a patient to have a better recovery after is sleeping. In some special surgeries like breast augmentation not only sleeping matters, but also the way to sleep is important too. Here you can read all the things you need to know for a better sleep after breast augmentation.

Tips for Sleeping After Breast Augmentation

Women have breast augmentation surgeries for many reasons such as enhancing their self-confidence or maybe to restore a damage caused by a mastectomy surgery.as you know, recovery is one of the most important aspects that matter after any surgery. One of the most important factors that help a patient to have a better recovery is sleeping. In some special surgeries like breast augmentation not only sleeping matters, but also the way to sleep is important too. Here you can read all the things you need to know for a better sleep after breast augmentation.

How should I sleep after a breast augmentation surgery?

It is recommended to sleep on your back and a little elevated (slightly sat up) for at least a few weeks after the surgery. This position helps the blood circulation and reducing the swelling. Also, this position helps the patient to keep the breasts to the most natural position while it heals, even when wearing a bra.

Losing sleep through night can be uncomfortable and unhealthy, so it’s important to make sure that you can get a good night’s sleep.You have toaim for at least eight hours of sleep a day. Learning to sleep in a new position might look impossible at first, but through time by practice, you can reach better results. Like all things practice makes better results and it is possible to train yourself to sleep on your back. The good news is that, once your body healed completely, you can sleep in any position that you want too, even on your stomach!

Why does sleeping after breast augmentation matter so much?

Four main reasons are important in this matter.

First, when your body is healing, you should not put your implants under pressure in order for them to be secured in place properly. So, you must sleep in a way that they are not pushed to another spot.

Second, the amount of sleep and a better position can help you to recover faster.

Third, sleeping correctly can reduce forming of wrinkles around your breasts.

Fourth, the amount of sleep and a better position can help to ease the pain.

How to Become a Back Sleeper after Surgery?

First of all, you have to start before the surgery to slowly adapt to the situation. Using positioning pillows can help a lot. More pillows under head and a pillow under the knees or pillows on your side can help a lot. Asking for help of a partner or a friend is important too. Ask them to wake you up, if they see you on a bad position. Practice and be persistent. Learning to sleep in a new position might look impossible at first, but through time by practice, you can reach better results. Like all things practice makes better results and it is possible to train yourself to sleep on your back.

How long after breast augmentation can I sleep on my stomach?

It is recommended to keep sleeping on your back for at least 3 to 4 weeks. After that, you can start sleeping on your sides and after a few weeks you can sleep on tour stomach again.

Should I wear a bra to sleep after breast augmentation?

It is really important to wear your surgical bra 24 hours a day. Bras can keep breasts in a stable position, especially while you are taking a nap. They also reduce tension and help you have a smoother healing process. After a while, you can start wearing a sport bra.

What if I wake up on my stomach or side?

If you went to sleep on your back but have managed to wake up on your side, the best thing you can do during healing is to continue to be persistent with sleeping on your back. Simply commit to returning to your back. There shouldn’t be any permanent damage if you continue to change positions when you realize that you have rolled onto your stomach or side.

A few more tips for a better recovery

  • Reduce the amount of sleeping inhibitors like caffeine, alcohol, sugar or etc.
  • Walk around regularly  and exercise on regular basis to keep your body active for healing process
  • Eat and drink fresh things with a proper amount (eat little but often)
  • Take a warm shower (not a bath) in the evening. This is a proven technique for relaxation and getting to sleep faster.
  • Breast massages are important to be done regularly for the first 3 months. Remember to first learn how to massage and consult with your surgeon about it after a breast implant surgery
  • Never forget to be in contact with your surgeon for any questions that you will have
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