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I am getting my BA in 2 weeks I'm concerned because my doc wants me to start laying on my stomach the night of my surgery (for 15 min) and he also say

I am getting my BA in 2 weeks I'm concerned because my doc wants me to start laying on my stomach the night of my surgery (for 15 min) and he also says that i will be doing reaching stretching arm exercises right when i wake up from surgery and every hour after. I can see how this would be good, but i see a lot of contradicting things from other doctors...
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Plastic surgeon
Chicago, IL
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  Breast exercise and activity recommendations after augmentation with implants
October 18, 2009 6:42 PM

This is a technique called the Rapid recovery program touted by Dr. Tebbets. He frequently prescribes his patients only Motrin for postoperative pain. Many of these paitents tend to be (more)
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New York, NY
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October 18, 2009 10:40 AM

It's not bad for you, but may be not the same day, 3 days later you can start doing the "airplane" and 30 seconds, not 15 min is enough, jsut many times daily. This procedure will make (more)
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seabrook, NH
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  breast augmentation
January 29, 2009 11:25 AM

If u are having implants I would not recomend arm stretching after surgery I have had two surgerys one where the implants are placed over the musle but under the gland. And after I had a breast lift with the memory gel implants placed under the muscle and I am 2 weeks post op with the second surgery and my dr still wants me to only put my arms above my head when I wash my hair. I have had the same post opp instructions with both surgerys, and the sleeping on the stomach thing I have never heard of that. ther is know way u will be laying on your stomach after.



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