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Mar 28 2022

How To Sleep Comfortably During Tummy Tuck Recovery

Women and men are keen to get into a toned and flat physique. They look out for effective ways to achieve it, one of which is tummy tuck surgery. It is also known as abdominoplasty surgery.

A tummy tuck surgery is an excellent way to remove the bulk of skin and fat from the abdomen to create a smoother and more toned look. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed by plastic surgeons. In this article board certified Plastic surgeon, Dr Sandhya Balasubramanyan gives us a short insight into the sleeping positions and patterns recommended after the surgery

To Have A Comfortable Sleep During Tummy Tuck Recovery

  •  Take the painkillers prescribed by your surgeon before going to bed
  • Make sure the room is well ventilated and temperatures are comfortable.
  •  Wear your compression garment the first 4 weeks while at sleep too.
  • Sleep on an incline for the first few days to avoid rolling on the stomach.
  • The patient should slightly raise the upper body and bend the knees at aa angle of 30-45 dergrees to avoid stretch on suture line.
  • Doctors generally advise putting extra pillows or rolled-up towels around their sides and underneath the knees. This creates a nest-like structure to prevent tossing and turning, thus reducing the pressure on the abdomen.
  • Most people find sleeping on the stomach or side-sleeping position to be more comfortable. But, during tummy tuck recovery the patient should not sleep on the stomach. Otherwise, that exerts tension on the abdominal area.
  • In case, a person feels uncomfortable or has any kind of pain sleeping in bed, he can use a reclining chair.
  • It is advisable to have appropriate hours of sound sleep.

Adequate rest is recommended by plastic surgeons for first 1 -2 weeks. However, one needs to be mindful of the fact that prolonged immobility can cause backaches and blood clots in the legs.

  • Take short and frequent walks throughout the day
  • You may also need additional helping hand during the first few days till the pain subsides.

Also Read: Mommy Makeover Surgery in Hyderabad

Are You Considering A Tummy Tuck Surgery In Bangalore ?

If you are thinking of getting a tummy tuck surgery or a revision surgery for tummy tuck , consult an expert Plastic surgeon. Dr Sandhya Bala, a greatly reviewed tummy tuck surgeon In Bangalore and Hyderabad has performed many procedures and can be the right choice for you .

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