When can I exercise following a thigh lift?
I would usually not recommend exercising in the first week. Walking is always encouraged although one needs to be careful not to stretch the skin of the thighs. Following review at one week I would usually discuss what exercises would be relevant to you. I always encourage patients to remain in compression garments for 4-6 weeks postoperatively and also encourage these tight pants to be worn as patients get back to normal exercise programmes. Gentle exercise such as running and cycling can often be commenced after 2 weeks and swimming is encouraged once the wounds have healed. It is important to limit the amount of mobilisation depending on how tight the scars are and this is individually related.