When Can You Exercise Again After BBL Surgery?

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One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed today is a fat transfer to buttocks, also known as a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). This body contouring procedure is designed to help women and men sculpt and reshape their lower body by adding more volume and fullness to their buttocks. Are you considering a BBL procedure but want to know when you can get back to the gym again safely? It is not uncommon for men and women to be eager about resuming their regular workout routine after plastic surgery. They mainly want to begin exercising again to start maintaining their fantastic BBL results. While getting back to an active lifestyle can help with the healing process, there are specific guidelines that patients should follow during their BBL recovery.

At Dallas Cosmetic Center, cosmetic surgeon and board-certified gynecologist Dr. Otto Huertas and his professional team are committed to helping their patients from start to finish, especially on what to expect after BBL surgery and getting back to a healthy routine. Here are some answers from Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, TX, regarding exercise after a fat transfer to buttocks procedure.

What is a BBL?

A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, has been growing in popularity in the last few years throughout the U.S. and especially in Dallas, TX. It is a cosmetic fat grafting procedure that women, and even men, often choose to enhance the look of their backsides, giving them a little extra help to sculpt and lift their derrieres. During the fat transfer to buttocks procedure, liposuction is employed to remove excess fatty deposits from other body areas, such as the stomach, flanks, or upper thighs. The extracted fat is then purified and separated, so that healthy fat cells can survive the fat grafting process, creating that desired shapely contour in the targeted area.

What can I expect with my BBL recovery?

In general, the healing process following a Brazilian butt lift is relatively quick and straightforward. However, patients cannot sit directly on their buttocks for at least three weeks following a BBL procedure. Placing undue pressure on the buttocks can shift or alter the transplanted fat, and even destroy it. Dr. Huertas may provide compression garments to minimize bruising and swelling, promoting proper blood flow and circulation during the BBL recovery. Patients will also have access to liposuction incisions beneath the garment to allow for proper cleaning and care. Common symptoms after surgery are slight bleeding, discomfort, and numbness in the buttocks and donor sites. At scheduled follow-up appointments, Dr. Huertas will evaluate your progress, determine when sutures will be removed, and let you know when you can return to your regular workout routine.

When can I work out after BBL surgery?

It is challenging to have a rounder, more voluminous backside with just exercise alone. The buttocks are not immune to changes associated with weight loss, hormones, age, and lifestyle. It is why more women and men in Dallas, TX are opting for a little extra help to sculpt and reshape their derrieres with this fat grafting procedure. However, men and women eager to get back to the gym need to be patient. BBL patients generally get the green light to resume their workout regimen after about 4 – 6 weeks, giving the body ample time to recover fully. The healing period allows transferred fat cells to "settle in" and stabilize with a regular blood supply in the buttocks area. Exercising before your body is ready can impact the fat transfer process, and, ultimately, the overall BBL results. Patients should wait until cleared by their plastic surgeon before resuming any workout routine or hitting the gym. Dr. Huertas will provide helpful instructions regarding BBL recovery to ensure his patients take the necessary steps to protect their enhancement.

We understand you may have more questions about a fat transfer to buttocks procedure and what to expect during the recovery period. Our compassionate and caring staff at Dallas Cosmetic Center will take the time to review the most commonly asked questions about BBL surgery so that you can be better prepared. Call today and schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas in Dallas, TX.

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