Why Bed Rest is Recommended After a Thigh Lift
You will be able to sit after a thigh lift, but it’s not recommended that you sit for long periods of time during the first week of recovery. In fact, we tell patients to go on bed rest for the first week, as the thigh lift incisions may be at risk for splitting with too much movement.
This answer might surprise you, especially if you’ve undergone plastic surgery before; usually, plastic surgeons encourage patients to walk early to avoid post-op blood clots. Not so with the thigh lift – walking too early can put too much pressure on your thigh lift incisions, which may interfere with your final results. In some cases, too much movement can cause the incisions to split and even become infected.