Many women work hard to achieve a curvy waist physique that is full-bodied yet toned in all the right places. While a good diet, a steadfast workout routine, and consistently waist training can do wonders for the majority of individuals, a lot of people also prefer seeking help from medical professionals for cosmetic surgeries in specific problem areas.
One of the popular types of surgeries is the Brazilian Butt Lift, also known as a BBL. If you are planning to undergo this procedure, or have just recently finished your operation, you may be researching on how long you will have to wait before waist training again – which is great, kudos to being a responsible user!
To guide you and countless other women with the same concern, we discuss all things waist training and how you can safely practice your routine after a Brazilian Butt Lift.
What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
Before we explore the do’s and don’t of waist training post-operation, let’s first discuss what exactly a BBL is.
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a well-known cosmetic procedure that requires fat from one area of the body to be transferred to one’s backside in order to create a fuller shape. It is important to utilize actual fat in filling the regions as opposed to artificial materials (such as silicon) so as to achieve its instinctively natural-looking outcome.
Under anesthesia, the surgeon is to perform liposuction from fatty areas of the body and gather enough fat to fill your backside. These fatty areas can include your hips, stomach, and thighs. Once the fat has been removed, they will first be purified before being injected into specific regions of your buttocks.
The surgeon needs to strategically administer the elements to achieve the full-bodied effect, and this usually would take between three to five different incisions to fulfill.
Both your liposuction incisions and areas wherein fat has been transferred will then be stitched up.
What Are The Benefits and Possible Side Effects of A Brazilian Butt Lift?
Some of the well-known benefits include:
- It looks more natural compared to getting silicone implants.
- There is a much lower risk of infection compared to other buttock implants
- It helps alleviate sagging skin
- It helps tone the shape of the buttocks, which usually decreases with age
- It helps reduce figure imbalance, which often makes it difficult to find well-fitting and comfortable clothing
While a BBL carries fewer risks when in comparison with other buttock surgeries, every procedure comes with a set of possible side effects. These could include:
- Pain or sensitivity
- Lumps in areas that have undergone liposuction and/ or injection
- Loss of skin
In cases wherein untrained practitioners perform the procedure illegally, the injected fat can end up entering the veins, which can directly affect both the heart and lungs. We highly advise seeking a registered surgeon to prevent this.
How Long Can You Wait Before Wearing A Waist Trainer
A medical compression band is usually prescribed after surgery to reduce swelling and help hasten the recovery process. However, these are different from your compression bands designed for fitness.
When it comes to the latter, we strongly advise waiting until your incisions have completely healed, which would take at least six full weeks. Upon this time, we suggest checking with your doctor again before proceeding with a waist training routine.
How Is A Medical Compression Band Different From Fitness Cinchers?
Compression garments designed for fitness are oftentimes made with materials that may cause irritation to a fresh wound (such as latex), or have steel bones embedded within the fabric that could slow down recovery.
On a related note, you may also be wondering – “Why do I have to wait when the procedure is for the butt and a trainer is for the waist?” Good question.
The reason is two-fold. First, your liposuction will most likely involve either your hips or stomach, either of which will be affected when wearing a compression band.
Second, by constricting your abdominal area, the veins within your buttocks will be affected as well, and your blood flow may not be as effective for wound healing.
Waist Trainers We Recommend After Recovering From A Brazilian Butt Lift:
In order to keep your incision safe and prevent any infections, skin irritations, itching, and other concerns from manifesting in your operated area, learn more about how to properly take care of your trainer through our handy guides below:
Hannah - Manager at Hourglass
Hannah is a certified personal trainer based in Australia. Since 2017 she has inspired women across the nation through honest & educational content. Her dietary and fitness expertise are trusted across the fitness community.