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Can I Do Normal Exercise After a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The buttock is one of the most notable features of the body. However, not everyone is gifted with the butt shape that would truly complement their body. That is why many seek to enhance the size and shape of their buttocks through a Brazilian Butt Lift.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

This procedure uses purified excess fat harvested from fat-rich parts of the body such as the arms, abdomen, back, hips, and thighs. Although it is an outpatient procedure, recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift will take a few weeks.

On average, you can be up and about the day after the operation. During this time, it is recommended to walk for at least ten to twenty minutes, four times a day, in order to reduce the likelihood of a blood clot forming and to facilitate the proper circulation of blood to reduce swelling and promote a faster recovery.

But even if you are able to stand and walk normally, high-impact activities such as bouncing, squatting, stretching, lifting, and other strenuous exercises and sports should be avoided immediately following the procedure. This will ensure the maximum survival rate of the transferred fat. In fact, it is recommended to wait at least two months before resuming any form of exercise.

What to Expect after the procedure?

One thing to keep in mind is the relation of transferred fat to the rest of your body. While the results from a Brazilian Butt Lift are permanent, once the transferred fat has settled, it will begin to act like other fat cells in your body. In other words, your buttocks will change as your weight changes. Exercise and diet do have an effect on the outcome of a Brazilian Butt Lift, but these changes are proportional with the rest of your body.

Common Post-operative Instructions

It is vital that you take care of yourself to ensure that the benefits of having nicely shaped buttocks and a well-proportioned body are long lasting. One way to achieve this is through following the proper post-operative care instructions below:

  • Avoiding applying direct pressure on the buttocks for 2 to 8 weeks.
  • Wearing compression garments for 4 to 8 weeks
  • Having a healthy diet
  • Having a licensed massage therapist massage the liposuctioned areas to reduce scar formation
  • Avoiding strenuous activities for at least 8 weeks
  • Proper hydration
  • Maintaining a steady weight


In the end, regardless of what butt shape you were born with, your buttocks are a beautiful thing that defines your body. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes proper exercise and a healthy diet can make a real difference in improving the butt shape you have. But in the event that conventional methods fall short, you can always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon and explore alternatives such as the Brazilian Butt Lift. With the proper care and guidance, a Brazilian Butt Lift can enhance your buttocks and provide you with a butt shape that truly complements the natural contour of your body.