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Does exercise affect the longevity of different types of fillers?

Receiving any kind of treatment as a fitness enthusiast can be difficult. Not necessarily because of the procedure, or the recovery time afterwards, but because of the time you have to spend away from doing what you love! That being said, different procedures might have different waiting periods when it comes to when you can exercise again. The important thing is doing your research, and not risking it if you think your treatment won’t affect your exercise, or vice versa.

But that’s what we’re here for! Over the years, we’ve noticed a fair few enquiries about filler treatments and whether exercising can affect their longevity – or worse still, add complications immediately after the procedure. With this in mind, here are the most common filler treatments in the UK and how exercise can affect them:

Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are one of the most popular fillers in the UK among females, primarily because they are the quickest, most effective way to get fuller, plumper lips. Because the doctor will be injecting HA into your lips – and the swelling takes around 24 to 48 hours to go away – it’s important to avoid exercise that can put pressure on your face – even yoga can put pressure on the treatment areas with inversion poses.

Penile Fillers

In the UK, more and more men are growing aware of penile fillers, and how they can eradicate symptoms of ED – penis fillers provide longer, firmer erections and an increased libido. If you have this treatment, clinics will recommend taking it easy for at least a week, but we’d suggest waiting even longer than this. With penis fillers increasing the size and girth of the penis, it’s important to get used to the size and allow the swelling and bruising to heal before trying any exercise. This includes going to the gym, engaging in any physical work, and running.

Buttock Fillers

For patients who have undergone buttock fillers – or butt lifts – it’s also important to wait at least a week before doing any physical activities or gym sessions. While pain and swelling normally go down in 3 days, exercising early can put more pressure on the treated areas, which can lessen the longevity if it is not completely healed. With this in mind, it’s recommended that you wait at least 6 weeks before doing any intense glute exercises.

Cheek Fillers

When it comes to cheek fillers, it’s recommended that you wait between 24 to 48 hours before exercising – and even then, keep your exercising down to a minimum for another week. Like other fillers, this is because the treatment typically requires a tiny needle that creates an opening in the skin. It will take some time before that opening will heal, and if you exercise, you’re inviting sweat and bacteria to enter, which can not only spoil longevity but increase the risk of infection.

Forehead Fillers

Forehead fillers, like cheek fillers, require around 24 to 48 hours before you do any exercise. Other ways to increase the longevity of this filler, and other fillers on this list, include being gentle to the treated areas, reducing sun exposure, maintaining hydration, watching your diet, and not over-exercising. Don’t worry, exercising will eventually be doable, but it’s important to keep your fillers in consideration and don’t work them out too hard!


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