Will Butt Workouts and Weight Loss affect the BBL Fat Graft?

BBLA very popular cosmetic surgical procedure, Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery in NYC allows women to enhance the appearance of their posterior using their own fat in place of implants. Though it’s not been officially confirmed that Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have had BBL, their derrieres have inspired many women to seek BBL to achieve fuller, rounder buttocks and a well-proportioned body.

Prospective candidates use the RealSelf platform to ask board-certified plastic surgeons questions about the procedure. One common concern is whether BBL results will be affected by weight loss. One candidate asked, “Will I Lose Fat from Brazilian Butt Lift if I lose a little weight or Do Butt Workouts?”

According to expert surgeons, the fat lost during a butt workout or due to weight loss after 6 weeks will be proportional to that of the surrounding areas. Generally, performing butt exercises will strengthen the gluteal muscles, but it will not selectively reduce fat from your buttocks compared to other areas of the body. Exercising increases your metabolic rate and breaks down fat all over your body to help repair the muscles used during exercise. Exercise usually leads to proportional fat reduction throughout the body. He says that “working out and weight loss after BBL will not cause the grafted fat to shrink any faster than the fat on other parts of the body”.

According to American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Brazilian butt surgery results are meant to last for many years, but significant weight fluctuations can affect the outcomes. The key is to maintain a stable weight to keep your results looking their best.

Even if butt workouts are not bad for your BBL results, make sure you started exercising only after your surgeon recommends. It’s advisable to avoid high impact activities for up to 4 weeks after the procedure. This will help the donor site heal faster and also improve the outcomes. You can generally resume exercise after six to eight weeks. Doing buttock stretching exercises, and walking and stretching your legs (as recommended by your surgeon) can reduce the risk of blood clots and to speed recovery.

Brazilian butt surgery offers “dual-benefits” in that it not only augments the buttocks but improves body contour via the removal of excess fat from other areas of body such as the arm pit, the mid back of bra rolls, flanks or love handles as well as the outer thighs, inner thighs, abdomen and other areas via liposuction. It is an ideal option for those who don’t want to go under the knife for buttock augmentation with implants. Leading NYC plastic surgeons Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT® invented BBL under local anesthesia (BBLULA). This techniques has been proved to be extremely successful and a safer alternative to traditional BBL.

Finding the right surgeon is paramount when it comes to obtaining effective results from your Brazilian butt lift surgery in NYC. So if you are considering this procedure, make sure you are consulting a plastic surgeon in an AAAASF-accredited surgical practice who is experienced in performing the procedure under both general anesthesia and local anesthesia. This is very important because BBL requires comprehensive training and experience in fat transfer techniques as well as a professionally trained eye for aesthetic detail. Having experts perform your procedure will also minimize risk of complications.