Does Sitting All Day Flatten the Buttocks?

ModelMany people tend to sit for several hours every day — due to working a desk-based job, having stationary hobbies, or relaxing on the couch at home. Over time, all of this sitting can gradually change the shape of your buttocks, leading to a flatter and less “perky” contour. While there are many reasons why a person’s buttocks may not have the full shape they desire, such as their genetics and other lifestyle factors, muscle weakness from excessive sitting can contribute to a loss of roundness. 

“Dormant butt syndrome” is a problem that occurs when the gluteal muscles are weak and the hip flexors become tight. It is common for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle to suffer from this syndrome and notice a flatter buttock appearance in the process. To activate the gluteal muscles more frequently, it can help to take short walks throughout the day, regularly exercise the lower body, and practice good posture. Maintaining your muscle tone in the glutes and surrounding muscles can contribute to a fuller, more athletic buttocks. 

If increasing your workout regimen and reducing how long you sit every day does not show sufficient improvement in your buttuck contour, you may be a good candidate for a cosmetic procedure known as the Brazilian butt lift. This involves liposuction of one area with excess fatty tissue, such as the thighs or abdomen, followed by a fat transfer into the buttocks to increase volume for a more desirable shape and projection. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Amir Nasir, is proficient in the BBL procedure, having helped numerous patients restore the youthful and full buttocks they desire.

To learn if the Brazilian butt lift is right for your cosmetic needs, please contact Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut to schedule a consultation. Dr. Nasir will evaluate your needs and discuss your goals to determine if this innovative solution can help you achieve your desired outcome.

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Amir Nasir, MD, Plastic Surgeon
Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut
SlimStart Lipo Center
One Morningside Drive North, Building B
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 221-5809