Are you a back-sleeper? If so, you probably know the benefits to sleeping on your back as opposed to laying on your side. You may also be curious to know why a website for a Hampton Roads cosmetic surgery practice would feature a blog about sleep habits. There is a connection between what we do and how you sleep, or should sleep, at night.

Patients who come to us for a breast procedure, be it a lift or augmentation, receive professional care, work that looks natural and is designed to complement your body’s shape. Throughout your experience with us, we provide all the information you need to know to maintain an optimal look, from before your surgery to the recovery period. If you plan to have breast work done and you don’t normally sleep on your back, you’ll need time to condition yourself to do so.

Why? While sleeping prone after surgery won’t harm your breasts, or cause rupture to implants, it is suggested that back sleeping will aid you during the healing process. Lying flat can help your breasts keep your new shape, plus there is the added benefit of reduced facial wrinkles, which can happen when you sleep on your side.

Depending on your sleep habits, training yourself to stay on your back can take time. Sleep Advisor offers suggestions such as elevating your head with a pillow, or placing a pillow under your knees to help.

As for how long you should sleep on your back, the time will vary. When you meet with Dr. Kanter’s practice for your consultation, you will learn more about what to expect before, during, and after your breast procedure. Contact us today for more information on how we can help improve your body’s shape with a breast lift, augmentation, or reduction.