It’s a known fact that any type of surgical procedure necessitates a recovery period, consisting of lots of rest and nap time. But, truth be told, your favorite position to sleep in may need to be avoided for a few weeks after surgery, and here’s why.

The procedure performed will dictate the best position for hitting the hay.

Wayne, NJ facial plastic surgeon Jeffrey B. Wise, MD says it’s always best to sleep upright after any type of facial surgery to help minimize swelling.