Author Topic: sleeping position first 1-2 weeks post-op  (Read 1916 times)

Offline hm4295

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I had surgery 3 days ago.

Is there any advantage to sleeping at a slightly upright angle as opposed to supine? I'd rather sleep supine, but if there's any healing benefit/reduction of swelling by propping myself up, I'm all for it.



Offline Litlriki

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There's not any specific advantage to sleeping with your head up, unless your surgeon has recommended that position, in which case, he or she may have a reason. I recommend that patients sleep however they're that they get a good nights sleep.

Rick Silverman
Dr. Silverman, M.D.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
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Newton, MA 02458
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