Will Exercising After Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Affect My Results?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Losing weight has a long list of benefits for your overall health, but in some situations, losing weight may have negative consequences. More specifically, weight loss after certain cosmetic treatments and procedures – such as the Brazilian butt lift – can potentially impact the patient’s results and leave them feeling less than satisfied with their look. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is committed to helping patients achieve stunning, natural-looking, and long-lasting results with Brazilian butt lift surgery. Use the helpful information below to better understand what to expect after BBL surgery, including how changes in your weight may impact your new figure.

How does BBL surgery work?

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure that involves removing excess fat from one area of the body via liposuction and injecting it into the buttocks to add volume and enhance its shape. Patients considering BBL surgery should understand that the BBL is not specifically designed to address loose, wrinkled, or sagging skin on the buttocks. For these concerns, a traditional butt lift may be more appropriate.

What results can I expect after BBL?

Also known as fat transfer to the buttocks, the Brazilian butt lift relies on the patient’s native fat cells to plump up and reshape the butt. Following the procedure, a small percentage of fat cells will naturally die. Dr. Kelishadi takes this into account when planning how much fat to harvest and transfer, but the patient must also practice proper BBL aftercare to ensure the remaining fat cells survive. Important BBL recovery instructions include:

  • Avoid direct pressure to the buttocks
  • Wear loose-fitting pants
  • Do not sit on your buttocks
  • Use a donut pillow when sitting is necessary
  • Sleep on your stomach
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Stay hydrated
  • Do not smoke
  • Restrict exercise until cleared by Dr. Kelishadi

How long does a BBL last?

One of the most essential things a patient can do to preserve their BBL results over time is to avoid significant weight fluctuation. The fat cells that are transferred during BBL surgery can shrink or become enlarged with weight fluctuation, just as fat cells in the rest of the body can. Because of this, gaining or losing weight – whether associated with diet, exercise, pregnancy, or another factor – can dramatically alter the cosmetic outcome of a BBL.

What is the ideal weight for BBL surgery?

Technically speaking, there is no minimum or maximum weight for BBL surgery. However, patients should be at a healthy, stable weight and have enough available fat to harvest elsewhere on the body. Patients who are exceptionally thin or have a low body fat percentage may be better suited to butt augmentation with gluteal implants. During your initial consultation for BBL in Orange County, Dr. Kelishadi will evaluate a number of factors to determine whether you may qualify for Brazilian butt lift surgery.

Look like your favorite sexy celeb with BBL surgery in Orange County, CA

If you are envious of the round, full butts you see on social media, and in magazines, you are not alone. This popular look is extremely challenging – and often impossible – to achieve through natural methods alone, leading many men and women each year to undergo Brazilian butt lift surgery. To learn more about the incredible transformations that are possible with BBL surgery in Newport Beach, call SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.