Exercising after a Brazilian Butt Lift
Hi, I’m dr. Dan Shapiro I’m a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of plastic surgery. I’ve been practicing the Scottsdale Paradise Valley area since 1992 and that’s all I do I just perform cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery.
I perform a lot of Brazilian butt lifts and I do that intentionally. It’s been an interest of mine aesthetically since I went down to Colombia in 2010 and 2011 to learn some specific techniques of body contouring surgery. At that time I learned how to do Brazilian butt lifts. So I have special training and special interest in this procedure. Of course the most important part of this or any procedure is what I do in terms of surgical plan and how I do it. There’s also a postoperative course in terms of what we want to do to maintain your results. So a common question that I get after surgery is you know Dr. Shapiro what exercises can I do after surgery? What do I need to avoid? And how long before I can resume normal activity?
To understand the answer these questions you have to understand what a Brazilian butt-lift is, and basically, I’m taking fat from one area of your body purifying it and re-inject it into certain areas in your buttocks. Now I’m not injecting that fat as a filler I’m injecting it as a transplant. I want that that fat to get its own blood supply. It takes a while for that blood supply to happen. We like to minimize any variables that could decrease that blood supply from entering that new fat that’s been transferred. Generally, we’d like to say about three weeks or so before you can really resume more normal activities. What does that mean well if you have a desk job? You should bring a pillow and when you sit on your rear end you want to not have direct pressure on your buttocks. We want to take some pressure off that when you’re lying or sitting. We’d like to have you kind of put your pressure on the sides of your hips or so to make sure that we don’t have direct pressure on that fat. Which can be detrimental to the fat’s survival.
These are some of the basic parameters that we advise you of. Just understand going forward if you have this done about three weeks is the magic number. You want a minimize any pressure on that part of the body. You will need to alter your activities and your routine to emphasize that, the desire for the fat to last. That is usually about three weeks or so. Really what we see is what we’re going to get and I have been lucky enough that the majority of fat that I transfer live and give you a long lasting result.
Many want to know other any exercise what can I do to maximize the result? The answer first is again to decrease any direct pressure on that buttocks. Anything that we can do to stabilize the musculature of the buttocks and the surrounding musculature to accentuate your Brazilian butt-lift will help you. I say squats are a very very good exercise that you can do because what you’re doing is you’re increasing the volume of the muscle in the area. You’re increasing the definition and that will only serve as a foundation to make the fat that I put in look better. So you’ll see more projection, you’ll see more definition. Basically the number one exercise that we want to do are going to be some squats. Or any variations of a squat, either a full squat standing squat sitting squats. Or any other variation of a squat exercise. You want to develop an exercise regimen that fits for Brazilian Butt Lift. And what to avoid. before during that three-week period.
When you come in for a consultation I’ll explain to you to bring in some photographs of buttocks that you think that you would like. I’ll tell you whether I think that’s achievable. I’ll tell you with regards to your body weight what I think and I can provide you with regards to fat transfer. Don’t be surprised if I ask you to put on some more weight so I have more fat to work with. Thank you very much.