When to resume exercise after the butt lift

The traditional butt lift is a plastic surgery procedure that fixes saggy buttocks by removing the excess fat and skin from the backside. The procedure is traumatic, involves incisions, skin removal, and bleeding. As a result, it is crucial for the patient to be prudent after the intervention.

Keep in mind that the traditional butt lift surgery is not a quick way to make your butt firmer. After the surgery, you must go through a complete recovery process that can extend over several weeks. The major downtime takes three weeks. During this period, the patient must be cautious and avoid physical activities, including exercise.

The patient must avoid physical exercise for six weeks post-surgery. It is crucial for a smooth recovery. Since your body has been traumatized and incisions have been placed on the buttocks, you must allow your body enough time to heal and recover smoothly.

Physical exercises tend to apply pressure on the incisions, which can lead to many complications. Force applied to the butt or stretching during any exercise can trigger wound dehiscence, which is a major complication. When the incision opens up, it can trigger bleeding, infection, poor and slow wound healing, and abnormal scarring. Even minor carelessness during the first two weeks can cause these problems.

The incisions will take six weeks to heal fully. During this period, you must avoid physically strenuous activities, including exercise. You must avoid jogging, weight lifting, stretching, bending, jumping, and other similar exercises that involve extensive body movements.

It is essential for the patient to avoid physical exercise and instead spend most of her time resting. Be sure to stay in bed for the first to weeks. Of course, you should take short and slow walks every few hours to help prevent blood clotting and constipation resulting from inactivity.

The most rest you take, the better your buttocks will heal and the faster the post-operative swelling will disappear. One of the best ways to speed up the recovery process is by wearing the compression garments for the time recommended by your doctor. The garments will speed up recovery and eliminate the swelling so that you can resume exercise after six weeks.

Taking rest and avoiding exercise for six weeks is also important because it enhances your immune system, which helps heal the incisions and prevent complications like infections.

Even though you can start work 2-3 weeks after surgery, you must avoid exercise. After six weeks, you should meet with your surgeon and ask whether it is safe to resume workouts. The doctor will check your wounds and healing behavior and then tell whether you can resume exercise. Once given the green light, be sure to go about it slowly. Do not engage in physically strenuous workouts immediately.


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