American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
4 years ago

Sleep position

Will you tell me please after a tummy tuck, is there a certain way that you should sleep? Not during the first recovery time, i’m assuming this is on your back, but on an ongoing basis. I am a side sleeper and I’m curious about this.

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: scottsdale, AZ

Replies 4

Daniel Schmid
ASPS Surgeon

After you recover you should be able to sleep in any position.

Paul Parker
ASPS Surgeon
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Once you are completely healed from a tummy tuck, you should be able to sleep in any position, including on your side. Discuss your anticipated recovery including the time frames as to when you can do what with your surgeon.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Once over the initial recovery phase you will be able to return to whatever sleep position you prefer. Hope this helps.

Jon Harrell
ASPS Surgeon

Really, a patient can sleep on their sides safely anytime after the first week. Best of Luck Dr Harrell


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