Patient 6454How can I sleep after plastic surgery?

Sleep after a facelift is crucial. Sleeping on your back and with your head raised slightly is recommended. This can help with breathing and prevent any pressure on the areas that were affected in the procedure.

Sleeping after a facelift can be hard for some people in Charlotte NC. One of the major things Dr. Freeman will tell any patient is how vital lots of sleep is for recovery. Even if the facelift has been a minor procedure, the body will need extra time to recover quickly.

You may feel fatigued, but if you can’t sleep, read on and see if the following tips help.

Why sleep is vital after plastic surgery

The body strives to maintain a healthy immune system. This couples with its attempts to recover quickly. When you sleep, your body dedicates extra blood flow to the operated areas where muscles and tissues have been altered. The blood flow delivers crucial nutrients and oxygen, which help the healing process.

Sleep plays an important role in the response to pain. The more rest, the less pain you are likely to feel.

Dr. Freeman, who is Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, advises all his patients sleep at least 8 hours per day after surgery. This quality sleep needs accompanying with nap throughout the day

What sleeping positions do I need after Charlotte NC facelift surgery?

Dr. Freeman recommends sleeping on the back after facelifts or other facial plastic surgery. The reason is that the operated areas will be tender and delicate. It can be painful, but also compromises the best results of your surgery.

Dr. Freeman suggests sleeping with the head raised. This reduces fluid accumulation and aids good circulation. Finally, he recommends sleeping alone to avoid any accidents.

What if I can’t sleep on my back?

Not everyone in Charlotte NC can sleep on his or her backs. Because of this, it is advisable to prepare before your facelift surgery.

Changing your position to sleep feels unnatural and requires practice. However, when you do this, it will make you feel more comfortable.

One way to accomplish this is sleep with pillows placed under each arm, or the knees to prevent you tipping over. If you find you are rolling sideways, you need the determination to roll on your back again.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon has many more tips

You can carry on sleeping after facelift surgery in any position you wish once you have healed. However, Dr. Freeman recommends sleeping on your back because it reduces back pain

If you want to find out more of the double board certified surgeon’s tips, or you wish to know more about facelift surgery. You can contact Dr. Freeman at Only Faces, and he will be more than happy to set up your consultation, and tell you all you need to know about facelifts, and healthy recoveries.