The Brazilian Butt Lift is probably one of the single most transformational cosmetic procedures available, because it not only enhances the buttocks but also provides a slimmer, more attractive waistline. Once you’ve got the sexy behind you’ve desiring, of course you don’t want to go back to how you looked before, so your mind naturally turns to the question “How do I maintain this?” Thankfully, there are a number of things Beverly Hills Brazilian Butt Lift patients can do to keep that new rear in shape.
It’s All About Balance
Inherently, the body is performing a constant balancing act with the food you eat and the activities you do. If you expend more calories than your body takes in, your body burns stored fat proportionately throughout the body. Because the Brazilian Butt Lift uses your own fat to enhance the buttocks, it is possible to lose volume through fat loss. That said, starting up a high fat burning diet and exercise routine post procedure may not be the best way to go.
On the other hand, doing exercises that target and firm your legs and gluteal muscles can help maintain and even enhance your results if you do them properly. Some of the best exercises for this are:
- Squats – Squats strengthen and tone the entire posterior chain. The most important thing to remember about squat form is to keep your heels flat and bend like you’re sitting down into a chair. Bending at the knees or placing too much weight on the fronts of your feet can lead to injury.
- Deadlifts – Don’t let the name scare you. Deadlifts are an excellent way to specifically target the glutes and hamstring muscles they connect to. The important thing with deadlifts is keeping the weight as close to your legs as possible and not allowing your lower back to round. A variation on traditional deadlifts, the Romanian deadlift, is even more glute focused.
- Box Jumps – OK, not everyone has a sturdy box handy to jump onto, but any sturdy flat surface that’s at least a foot off the ground will do. You can even jump in place if you like. These are great for women averse to weight lifting because they require similar force to lift your body off the ground without the need for weights.
The simple rule with exercise to help you maintain your results is this: keep a healthy diet but don’t starve yourself. Again, if you burn more than you take in, your body starts burning fat. Finding the balance between exercise and intake allows you to firm without losing volume.
Have questions about maintaining your results? Call the Beverly Hills Brazilian Butt Lift expert Dr. William Bruno at 310.461.3855 today. He’s here to help.