Week 1 After Your Tummy Tuck The first three to five days are the most difficult period of tummy tuck recovery. You will spend much of this time reclining – often even sleeping in a recliner. During this first week when the pain is most severe, Dr. Slack will prescribe a combination of narcotics and muscle relaxers.
Brief, what is the best height for a wedge pillow?
Next, what should I look for in a wedge pillow? A wedge pillow should be large enough to cushion your head, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Thinner pillows are usually best for lower back issues, whereas firmer, thicker pillows work well under the knees and under the head of those suffering from sleep apnea or acid reflux.
Along, how should I sleep after a tummy tuck?
For instance, laying flat on your back stretches out the abdomen, placing pressure on the incisions. Physicians and medical experts agree that sleeping in a slightly bent position avoids this tension and helps patients feel at ease.
Is it OK to sleep on your side after a tummy tuck?
If you're a front or side sleeper, sleeping on your back after a tummy tuck can feel unnatural. It's a good idea, therefore, to practice sleeping on your back for a few weeks before the surgery so that once you've had the operation, you're better able to get the shut-eye you need.
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InteVision Foam Bed Wedge Pillow (25 x 24 x 12 inches) and Headrest Pillow in One Package - Helps Relief from Acid Reflux, Post Surgery, Snoring - 2 inches Memory Foam Top
Two Layer Design plus an adjustable memory foam headrest pillow in one package: This latest version is made of 2-INCH memory foam layer on top of a firm base foam, also adding a height-adjustable memory foam headrest to provide better support for your neck and head. The end result is the most comfortable wedge pillow system on the market. U.S. Patented
Designed to help patients with acid reflux, snoring, allergies, or any other condition which breathing may be impaired in supine position
It can also be used when you are recommeded by a health professional to sleep in an elevated position after surgery. It helps reduce back pain, providing a healthy, more comfortable night's sleep.
This latest version comes with a high quality, eco-friendly bamboo cover for both the wedge pillow and the headrest pillow. The covers are machine-washable(Size: 25" x 24" x 12"). Note: based on the number of people who want to purchase extra pillowcases for this wedge pillow, we have released an optional 400 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton pillowcase on Amazon (sold separately and available on Amazon).
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Bed Wedge Pillow â€“ 2 Separate Memory Foam Incline Cushions, System for Legs, Knees and Back Support Pillow | Acid Reflux, Anti Snoring, Heartburn, Reading â€“ Machine Washable, Navy
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DMI Wedge Pillow to Support and Elevate Neck, Head and Back for Acid Reflux or Feet and Legs to Reduce Back Pain and Improve Circulation with Removable Cover, White ,12x24x24 Inch
Upper body pillow gently elevates the head to help relieve acid reflux, ease respiratory problems, minimize snoring and reduce neck, shoulder and back pain
Lower body foot and leg support pillow helps relieve discomfort from back pain, knee pain, Varicose Veins, Phlebitis and Restless Leg Syndrome by taking the pressure off sensitive areas. Great for recovery after knee, foot or leg surgery
High density foam is firm enough to keep its shape but soft enough to conform to the contours of the body providing support where needed. Guaranteed to not flatten or wear out over time providing many reliable years of relief and comfort
Machine washable cover is removable, zippered poly cotton
Product specs: Wedge measures 12 x 24 x 24 inches with a 30 degree angle, weighs 1 pound
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Contour Products Backmax Foam Bed Wedge System 28 Inch
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MedCline Acid Reflux and GERD Relief Bed Wedge and Body Pillow System, Size Small, Medical Grade and Clinically Proven Results, Removable Cover
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READY FOR INSTANT RELIEF: Components are compressed for shipping. Once decompressed, fluff the body pillow and insert pillow vigorously to help regain shape. MedCline is safe to sleep on immediately but can take 72+ hours for any residual “new memory foam” odors to dissipate.
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InteVision Foam Bed Wedge Pillow (25" x 25" x 12") + Headrest Pillow in ONE Package - 2" Memory Foam Top - 100% Egyptian Cotton Cover - Helps Relief from Acid Reflux, Post Surgery, Snoring
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The bed wedge pillow itself is made of a 2" memory foam layer on top of a firm base foam with built-in channels between them to improve air circulation and enhance soft cushioning at the top. For extra comfort, this new version comes with two silky-smooth, 400 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton covers similar to the quality of high-end cotton sheets in a 5-star hotel. Both the bed wedge cover and the headrest cover are removable and machine washable.
Designed to help patients with acid reflux, snoring, allergies, or any other condition which breathing may be impaired in supine position
It can also be used when you are recommended by a health professional to sleep in an elevated position after surgery. It helps reduce back pain, providing a healthy, more comfortable night's sleep.
Size: 25" (L) x 25" (Width) x 12" (Height)
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DMI Bed Wedge Ortho Pillow for Leg Elevation, Sciatica, Pregnancy, Back or Hip Pain, 24 x 20 x 8, Blue
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Supportive foam wedge pillow keeps its shape and includes machine washable removable cover made from poly cotton and the high quality foam won't flatten or wear over time, giving you many years of relief and comfort
Leg wedge pillow helps relieve discomfort from back pain, knee pain, varicose veins, phlebitis, and restless leg syndrome by taking the pressure off these areas, helping you sleep peacefully through the night so you can wake up refreshed
Easily and comfortably recover after surgery by properly elevating your legs after knee, foot, or leg surgery without clumsily stacking pillows or household items that fall over trying to get a similar effect
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Xtra-Comfort Leg Elevation Pillow - Wedge Elevator Support Cushion for Sleeping, Swelling - Elevated Prop Up Position, Back Pain, Foot Rest, Sciatica - Knee Elevating Incline Memory Foam (Brown)
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BulbHead Ramp Must-Have Elevating Rest Relieves Leg, Hip and Knee Pain, Improves Circulation, Reduces Swelling-Inflatable Bed Wedge Pillow, Beige
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However, the cause can be due to the following: The surgeon tightened only the skin and not the muscles. The surgeon tightened the muscles, but due to excessive fat intra-peritoneally, for your own safety, he could not flatten the stomach, to avoid breathing difficulty after surgery.
You can use a wedge pillow while sleeping on your side or on your back without causing any tension in the head or neck. Most pillows on the market are elevated between 30 to 45 degrees, or six to eight inches at the top.
Back pain – propping the body up on a bed wedge removes pressure on the lumbar and cervical spine. It is good to note that the benefits are strongest when you sleep on your back. Lower back pain – if your pain is experienced only in the lumbar spine, try placing the bed wedge between the legs to provide support.
Side sleepers who use a wedge pillow to sleep at an incline will also find relief for health issues like sleep apnea and acid reflux. Plus, using a wedge pillow for side sleep will offer greater support to your neck and shoulders, allowing your body to fall into the perfect neutral position.
Sleeping on a wedge pillow provides just enough elevation for the upper body, which prevents mucus from pooling at the back of the throat. Ultimately, this reduces inflammation and irritation, leading to better overall health.
If you aren't naturally a side sleeper, then the patented arm pocket of the Advanced Positioning Wedge not only prevents you from sliding down the pillow but also prevents any pressure on arms and shoulders.
A pubic lift performed in combination with an abdominoplasty can improve function as well as appearance. This procedure lifts and tightens the area of the mons pubis, the soft mound located over the pubic bone and just above the female genitalia.
For my patients having a tummy tuck procedure, I recommend they wear all clothing over the post operative garment for the first 3 weeks after surgery, 24/7, then an additional 3 weeks at night only. After the first 6 weeks post surgery, there are no clothing or garment restrictions.