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How Soon Can I Be Active After a Butt Lift Procedure?*

Posted November 18, 2013 in Brazilian Butt Lift, Butt Augmentation, English, Liposuction, Recovery

Anyone interested in butt augmentation is usually curious as to how much downtime is required after surgery, especially now with the increasing appeal of outside activities in the warm summer weather. I often perform butt lift surgery using my signature “Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer” 3D approach to provide results that look and feel natural.* Prospective patients will be happy to know that they can enjoy the outdoors and be active shortly after this procedure, as long as precautions are taken to avoid injuring the newly transplanted fat cells.*

It is very important for fat transfer patients to wear compression garments during the entire Brazilian Butt Lift recovery period, except when showering. Wearing a compression garment after BBL procedures is necessary to provide support and reduce agitation in the buttocks area.* Fat-burning activities should be avoided early on during recovery so as not to disturb the newly transferred cells, but weight training exercises that do not directly affect the buttocks area are permitted.*

Here is a general timeline to give you an idea of the activities allowed following this type of butt enhancement surgery.*

Weeks One and Two*

For the first two weeks of recovery, butt enhancement patients should avoid putting direct pressure on the buttocks for longer than a few minutes at a time. During this time, you may sit only when absolutely necessary, using a very soft cushion or donut-shaped pillow to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks. Position yourself on your stomach or side when resting in order to keep from straining your posterior. Patients should take light walks as soon as possible after surgery to reduce the risk of developing blood clots. However, patients should avoid strenuous, fat burning activities during the first few weeks.*

Week Three*

Most patients are able to return to work during week three of their recovery, but a soft cushion should still be used when sitting.* Continue to refrain from resting on your backside. Starting in week three, very light cardiovascular activities, such as walking and elliptical exercise, are allowed.* However, I suggest that patients focus more on weight training than aerobic activity during this time so the new fat cells in the buttocks will have a greater chance of stabilizing and surviving.*

Weeks Four and Five*

During the fourth and fifth weeks after surgery, patients should continue to use a cushion when sitting for prolonged periods of time. Slightly more intense activities can be performed, such as bicycling (with a soft seat) and faster-paced walking. During this period, patients can enjoy a day at the beach or pool; swimming can be resumed, and lying on the stomach when relaxing is recommended.*

Weeks Six through Eight*

Six to eight weeks after surgery, depending on how well your body responds to the procedure, more vigorous activities can be resumed.* Once the fat cells have stabilized, they should be able to withstand the impact of fat-burning exercises such as jogging or running.* Patients can enjoy playing outside sports, such as soccer and baseball, at this time.*

Weight Fluctuations after Recovery*

After the recovery period, the grafted fat will act just like the fat cells in other areas of your body. Weight fluctuations will increase or decrease the volume of the buttocks, the same way the volume of the rest of your body will be affected, so the augmented butt will stay in proportion with the body.* Exercise will help maintain results and enhance the muscular tone of your buttocks.*

During your initial consultation, I can provide more specific time periods for when you can resume daily activities, work, and other exercises based on your individual circumstances and the details of your procedure.* Please feel free to call (305) 860-0717 or fill out our online consultation form to find out more information about our butt enhancement procedures and schedule your initial consultation.