Life after Liver Donation

About 3-4 weeks of recuperation is required at home. After that, the donor can resume normal activity (except strenuous physical exercise) and return to work 6 weeks after surgery. Sexual activity can be resumed as soon as the donor feels well enough. Heavy physical activity, sports including lifting weights can be resumed 3 months after surgery.
There are no dietary or any other restrictions, and the donor leads a completely normal life with normal liver function without any decrease in the longevity of life or any other long-term consequences.
Liver donation is practically a safe operation. Among more than 7000 donor operations done worldwide, only 6 deaths have been reported so far which gives an expected mortality of around 0.1 %. Minor risks associated with liver donation include, but not limited to bleeding, wound infection and bile leakage and most of these can be managed conservatively.