Activity Limitations after Cleft-Lift Surgery

Normal activity is not restricted after Pilonidal Cleft Lift Surgery at our clinic!

It is quite common for many surgeons to place patients under severe activity restrictions after surgery for pilonidal cysts. We have seen patients who have been told no sitting, walking, lying on their back, showering, or any swimming or sports for weeks or months. We’ve even seen patients who were put in wheelchairs!

After Cleft Lift surgery at Evergreen Surgical we encourage you to get back to normal activity almost immediately, with the exception of avoiding any direct trauma to the incision (by falling on it, or any sports that result in trauma to the area). We even encourage showering the day after surgery (but no soaking). Our surgery has the best combination of low recurrence rate and minimal disruption of your daily activity.