Sleeping after a tummy tuck can often be an uncomfortable and frustrating experience, especially when it’s coupled with the fact that rest is the best way to promote fast healing after surgery. Because a tummy tuck’s incisions are delicate, sleeping on your back or in regular positions is out of the equation. Here are four insightful sleeping tips after a tummy tuck.
- Sleeping in a more upright position with your back supported allows the incisions to avoid stretching. It also alleviates any painful pressure on the stomach.
- Taking naps in a comfortable recliner can help patients stay in the proper position and bring relief throughout the recovery process.
- Using pillows to create additional support can help you stay comfortable and relaxed. Pillows behind your back and neck can help patients stay in the correct position.
- Avoid crossing your legs, keeping them slightly elevated and bent at the knees. Crossing your legs or arms can create added strain on the incision sites.
DrBfixin knows how to help promote the perfect rest following a tummy tuck surgery. Through careful instructions, constant care, and medication, his patients experience flawless recovery.