Brazilian butt lifts are a great way to enhance your curves without having to turn to implants or relying only on exercising. During the BBL procedure, fat is removed from a secondary location of the body via liposuction and re-injected into the buttocks.
While you may not be able to achieve your ideal backside with exercise alone, the combination of BBL surgery and hitting the gym can yield excellent results. But how much working out is appropriate after BBL surgery? Here is a guide to the dos and don’ts of exercising after your BBL.
Do: Focus on the Glutes
Lunges, squats, and HIIT trained all have something in common: each of these workouts focuses heavily on building muscle mass in the buttocks through isolated training measures. Once you’ve been given the green light to work out, try to create a workout routine that focuses on muscle-building movements that will enhance your curves.
Don’t: Immediately Go to the Most Intensive Workout Possible
While your Brazilian butt lift is designed to be less invasive than other butt enhancement procedures, the two-step process can be physically strenuous on your body. Gradually work your way up to more intense workouts. Start with some light walking around the neighborhood each day. As the days progress and your strength builds back up, go a little further by increasing your pace and distance until your body is used to physical exertion again. Once you’ve been cleared for weightlifting, start off light and work your way back up to your pre-surgery routines.
Don’t: Immediately Jump Back into Fat Burning
Exercises like high-intensity rounds of cardio like cross-fit, cycling, or running at meant to burn calories and fat, but this can be disastrous for your new results. Great results depend on maintaining fat cells sizes in the months following your procedure. We highly recommend that patients are at or near their goal weight before surgery. After a BBL, fat loss can also mean booty loss.
Do: Meet Your Calorie Goals Every Day!
Staying off the elliptical while eating plenty of calories can be frightening, but not to worry—a balanced diet with plenty of calories can help offset any potential fat burning. By putting yourself into a calorie deficit, you will begin to lose fat quickly, which could mean losing your BBL results. Once you’ve healed and initiated a workout routine again, we recommend talking to a personal trainer or nutritionist to create a meal plan that keeps you healthy and fit without compromising results.
Learn More from Our Dallas Plastic Surgeon
With the right long-term strategy, the results of your Brazilian Butt Lift can last for year and year, and even improve with the right habits. At Dr. Bryan Armijo’s office in Dallas, we focus on helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and enjoy lasting results. Learn more about BBL in Dallas, TX, at your consultation with Dr. Armijo by calling (214) 540-1434 or contact us through our website today!