What kind of butt implant is better for a tall female oval or round?
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Buttock implant sizing
The best way to determine what buttock implant size AND shape to use is to simply measure the (vertical and horizontal) dimensions of the patients existing buttock cheeks. Because the implant is best positioned under (or "within") the gluteus muscles, the selected implant must relatively fit within these confines. The implants are made of semi-solid silicone rubber that is actually quite soft and feels like an athletic butt. Unlike breast implants which are placed under the very expandable tissue of the breast and half of the pectoral major muscle, buttock implants are (most preferably) placed under (or at least within) the largest strongest muscle of the body, the gluteus maximus muscle, which is not nearly as expandable or forgiving. Thus most patients simply do not have a large enough native buttock muscle to fit an implant much over 450 cc's, without leading to a significant complication such as wound breakdown/opening &/or implant exposure...necessitating removal. Nonetheless, buttock implants can and do provide a reliable, predictable, and permanent buttock augmentation option when done by an experienced reputable and preferrably board certified plastic surgeon. Glad to help.
Round vs. Oval Buttock Implants
It is important to assess the amount of soft tissue coverage, and the appropriate size of the implant. One also need to assess the need for liposuction of the flanks and lower back to enhance the overall shape of the body and enhance the results of the buttock implant.
Samir Shureih MD. FACS.
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