Showering and sleeping after surgery.
SHOWERING – You can shower the day after breast augmentation surgery and have water simply run over your dressings…but leave your dressing intact and simply pat them dry after the shower. Showering is fine, but submerging yourself in water, such as a bath or swimming, is not allowed until 3 weeks post-op, at which stage you no longer have any wound dressings on and your wounds are dry and healing nicely.
SLEEPING – Sleeping after breast augmentation is generally more comfortable on your back, although propping yourself up on a few pillows or sleeping in a recliner chair for the first few days is what many people find the most comfortable. Also, assistance getting up and down is often required for these first few days.
However, there is actually no recommended position to sleep. Basically you sleep in whatever position you’re comfortable in and listen to your body. Ultimately, you move around in your sleep, so no matter what position you go to sleep in, you’ll move whilst asleep and your subconscious/sleep state will always adjust itself to a comfortable position.