I would like to know what shape of implant is used on this girl in picture? Round or oval? (photo)

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What shape of buttock implant?

It is very difficult to guess based only upon a photo but if forced I would say it is a round implant placed on top of the gluteus muscle. 

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One of the most important factors in creating the perfect derriere with implants is indeed selecting the right size AND shape. I have found the best way to assure this is to simply measure the actual dimensions of the patient’s buttock cheeks. With these anatomical measurements, I can select an implant that not only significantly augments the buttock but also supplies the correct 3-dimensional enhancement to look as real as possible. Therefore the only way for you to know what implant works best is to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in this procedure and have him/her take your measurements before selecting an implant and proceeding with surgery.
The largest stock buttock implant currently available in the USA is a 690cc round implant. Indeed custom implants can be ordered larger, not only at a premium price but at a premium risk for most patients'. 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 over even 500 ccs', without leading to significant complication such as wound breakdown/opening &/or implant exposure...necessitating removal.
Thus some of those sought after video-vixen and celeb-types (without mentioning names) with cartoonish bottoms could have either gotten extremely lucky with a huge oversized implant, had a very large volume of filler injected such as silicone or hydrogel (all highly NOT recommended because of possible risk of severe infections and even deadly complications), and/or have been genetically "blessed".
I generally do not recommend fat grafting at the same time as placing buttock implants because of a significantly increased risk of infection. For fat to survive it must be grafted into muscle, however that is also where the implant sits. Thus, if fat it injected into the implant or implant pocket then it will die and almost assuredly get infected - necessitating removal of the implant as well.
Nonetheless, buttock implants are a proven safe and effective method of buttock augmentation as long as the recommendations of a board certified plastic surgeon specialist are adhered to.
Glad to help.

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Butt implants

Dear Amanda,
  I do not know for sure,  what is the shape of the implants that were used on this patient. If I would have had to guess, it appears to be  round implants. That is because of the flatness on the upper buttocks. When an oval round implants are used, they create an 'S'  curve shape due to the fullness of the upper buttocks.  In my opinion, based on 12 years of experience with butt implants surgery and performing the surgery on hundreds of patients, the oval round, ultra soft silicone implants are the best implants because of their anatomical shape and almost natural softness. Placing the implants under the fascia, gives the most natural and attractive result because of the possible creation of large pocket that starts from the posterior iliac spine , where the gluteal muscle is inserted, down to 4 cm above the crease and extending laterally to the  hips depression. Always, consult with board certified plastic surgeons who do lots of butt implants surgery in accredited surgery center for your safety. Most importantly, check the before and after pictures to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive. Check also the 'realself' reviews for positive patients experience which provide important information on the surgeon.              
                Best of luck,
                                 Dr Widder

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