Following any cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Sessa will likely instruct you to sleep and rest on your back versus your side or stomach. For people who do not usually sleep on their backs, this can prove difficult. They often end up asking, “How long do you have to sleep on your back after breast lift with implants?”Generally, you will be instructed to sleep on your back for around eight weeks. While this may seem like a long time, it is important that you do not apply any major pressure to the breasts as this can affect the positioning of the breast implants. Also, for at least the first two weeks, it will likely be uncomfortable to lay on your breasts in any position.Additionally, with a breast lift, you will likely have vertical incisions on the breasts. If you lay on or against these incisions, this can hinder healing and even cause incisions to open if too much pressure is placed on them. Therefore laying on your back is the best way to avoid this.Some patients may need to sleep on their back for up to twelve weeks. In some cases, Dr. Sessa may allow you to carefully and gently lay on your side as long as you support your breasts. However, this is best determined by Dr. Sessa during your post-operative appointments after breast augmentation with lift surgery. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Alberico J. Sessa, M.D. is a member of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery & is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Sessa has successfully treated hundreds of patients with a high satisfaction rate.