Many women have trouble getting comfortable in bed after there Breast Augmentation Surgery. To help with this problem many will put the wedge pillow (recovery pillow) on there list to buy before they get it done.
Can’t blame them, a wedge pillow is a great thing to help you get some sleep after your surgery. Plus, it can be used for so many more things after the surgery!
But what do you buy? That is what I want to go over in this guide.
Note: I’m not a doctor. Please consult with your doctor beforehand.
You’re going to have 3 options, a wedge pillow on top of the mattress, a wedge pillow for under the mattress, and an adjustable bed frame.
The more popular option is going to be the over the mattress wedge pillow as its more versatile. You can have it prop you up, but you can rotate it to use it as a reading pillow too! Or move to the feet with the tallest part pointing to you so you can rest your feet downhill.
The under mattress wedge is more for someone who needs a permanent raised head. Or if you don’t like a slope of the over the mattress wedge.
The adjustable bed frame option may sound the scariest of them all, but prices on them have dropped quite a bit. Just check out the LUCID L300 Adjustable Bed Base (Amazon Link Ad). This is going to be the ultimate option because you can adjust the height and even the feet height to anything you want. You just don’t realize how great this is when you have complete control. The adjustable bed frame is excellent even after the surgery as you can use it for watching TV, reading, or even if you have a cold and the only way you can breathe is lifting your head a bit. The possibilities are endless.
Why Not Use Pillows?
I know many are thinking they could use the pillows they already have. While you could use pillows, it’s not going to be good for hours on hours of rest.
We all know that pillows get flat over time, even when we sleep we find ourselves readjusting the pillows because they got flat. Do you want something that will just flatten out on you?
Wedge pillows are mostly made of memory foam which is going to hold its shape better and cradle your body better than most pillows.
And a wedge pillow is one piece, so you don’t have to figure out that perfect combinations of the 6 pillows you had 3 hours ago.
The biggest reason nowadays to go with a wedge pillow over many small pillows is the price. These things used to cost a bit of money, but nowadays you’ll find them more attractive in price.
So What Is The Best Wedge Pillow?
The moment you all been waiting for, what is the best wedge pillow for breast augmentation?
The pillow I always like to recommend is the wedge pillow made by Cushy Form (Amazon Link Ad).
I’ve talked about this pillow many times on this site, and I love it, and so do many of the reviews.
It’s the little things like the washable cover, and it doesn’t smell bad like many other wedges.
The height is 12 inches high which is ideal for a change from your flat mattress. You can move up and down on the wedge to get to a height you like, and it’s plenty wide to fit most shoulder lengths.
It’s made of memory foam which gets even more comfortable the longer you lay on it compared to regular pillows. It’s a medium-firm, so you won’t soak into it which again is perfect as you want to keep your body straight and not slumped over.
Things to Note
***Always get your doctors advice on what they think about a wedge pillow.
- You’ll want to get any wedge pillow a few days before the surgery. They come compressed in a box and will need time to expand. I like to give memory foam 48 hours to expand and air out. I recommend you do the same with your new pillow.
- You don’t have to use it on your bed. I’ve seen many people use a recovery pillow on their sofas as that is the only place they could get comfortable.
- It may not be obvious at first, but another benefit of a wedge pillow is that it makes it easier to get out of bed. You don’t realize how much you use your arms and chest to help you get out of bed and anything that can help is a must.
- The pillows made for “adult activity” are not the same as wedge pillows. So if you have one don’t use that, get a real recovery pillow instead.
What About The Under Bed Wedge?
If you think you’re not going to like the over the bed pillow wedge, then you can get a “Mattress Elevator.”
These raise the whole mattress up, and many find it more comfortable because of this. You don’t have the sudden slope like a wedge pillow would give.
You can check out the Avana Mattress Elevator (Amazon Link Ad) if you want to see what it’s all about.
Many women will use a recliner, and there is nothing wrong with that. If you have that option, I would go that route.
But I would not rent a recliner as it would be more worth it to buy a wedge pillow instead.
Yes, I would recommend getting two wedge pillows. One for your head and one for your feet.
Many find this position to be the most comfortable. This also strengthens the point of an adjustable bed frame, but that is not needed for everyone.
But it’s going to be up to you to find what works for you. If you have the recliner option, I would give that one a go and if not the wedge pillow is great too. Have some extra pillows at the ready to find you that sweet spot and remember to follow the doctor’s orders.