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After breast reduction operation, when is it okay to sleep on my side?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: When approved ? 3 wk

Generally speaking it should be acceptable at 3 weeks but always check with your surgeon first.

In brief: When approved ? 3 wk

Generally speaking it should be acceptable at 3 weeks but always check with your surgeon first.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Press
Everyone has his/her own predjudices, but I alow my patients to sleep in any position that is COMFORTABLE after the first 48 hours, when I ask them to elevate their upper bodies on two pillows/
Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good to vary sides

Sleeping partially upright will help with the swelling reduction.
It is ok to sleep some time on both sides following br after the first week. Sleeping on one side often results in more swelling in the "down" side compared to the "up" side. It is better that the breasts have good drainage (gravity) of swelling fluids in the post-op period for the first month or more.

In brief: Good to vary sides

Sleeping partially upright will help with the swelling reduction.
It is ok to sleep some time on both sides following br after the first week. Sleeping on one side often results in more swelling in the "down" side compared to the "up" side. It is better that the breasts have good drainage (gravity) of swelling fluids in the post-op period for the first month or more.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: When comfortable

If it is a comfortable position, go for it.

In brief: When comfortable

If it is a comfortable position, go for it.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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