Can I Sleep on My Stomach After Tummy Tuck?

Question: I had a tummy tuck and umbilical hernia repair 16 days ago. Can I sleep on my stomach yet? My drains are out, but I’ll have stitches for another week.

Answer: Best to wait

I personally feel that waiting at least two or three months before lying perfectly flat on your tummy is the best idea. However, I generally allow my patients to sleep on their side after the drains are out.