How Big can a butt implant go up too for oval size and round?

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How Big can a butt implant go up too for oval size and round?

Hi PorshaSombre - Thanks for your question.  Unfortunately the answer is, "It depends!"  This is because the maximum size of implant is determined by the anatomy of the patient.  You can only place an implant into a space as long as the space can fit the implant.  Implants sizes, shapes and projections vary by company.  I use implants from Implantech and AART, routinely.  I would suggest you consult with a buttocks augmentation expert when it comes time to decide how to best reach your goals regarding buttocks enlargement and shaping.  Check out my link for a recent buttocks implant surgery result. Good luck,  Dr. Shah

Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock implant sizing

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...even in the most petite patients. Traditionally, teardrop oval implants have a 30+% risk of rotation and thus unnaturally change the buttock shape/appearance when doing so.  However i have recently created and patented a new "Stanton Anatomic" shaped implant that avoids this issue. The benefit of this is the fact that ~80% of women patients have more of an oval shaped buttock cheek than round, thus creating a much more natural and harmonious buttock contour. Thus, 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. For the implant brand i prefer and my Stanton Anatomic Oval implants, the largest is 600cc. 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 should only be 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 500 ccs', without leading to significant complication such as wound breakdown/opening &/or implant exposure...necessitating removal.  Be aware, the "subfascial" space that is sometimes talked about is not a real potential space to place a buttock implant. It is essentially the same as a subcutaneous pocket (ie under the skin only) and therefore should be avoided at all costs. 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 (very unlikely if properly placed under the muscle), had a very large volume of filler injected such as silicone, PMMA, Sculptra, or hydrogel - all NOT recommended because of high risk of severe infections, migration and/or hardening over time,  and even deadly consequences in rare but significant instances (if mistakenly injected into the blood stream); and/or have been genetically "blessed" - although quite unlikely. 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. Fat transfer later on must be done very carefully and cautiously, preferably by the original surgeon, for the very same reasons as above. In both instances, the risk/reward ratio is very high (meaning high risk to very low potential reward) because over 80% of the fat is likely to melt away yielding very small gains in augmentation.  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.

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

How Big can a butt implant go up too for oval size and round?

Hi PorshaSombre,
Thank you for your question.  I have attached a link to a catalogue for one of the main companies that supply butt implants in the U.S.  Please consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to find the correct implant that fits your body.

Hunter Moyer, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

How big can you go

Butt implants currently available max out at 700cc for both shapes; there are only three companies that make buttocks implants and thus sizes and shapes are very limited. The 700 cc implant does have a 15cm diameter and thus will require you to have adequate buttocks cheek size to accommodate.

Arian Mowlavi, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

How Big Can Butt Implants Go?

Thank you for your question.
It doesn't really matter what the biggest buttock implant is.  What matters is your body's ability to safely accommodate the implant.  I recommend consulting with a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with buttock implants who can discuss your options, and can recommend the biggest implant that your body can safely accommodate.

Best of luck,
Dr. Michael Epstein
MAE Plastic Surgery
Northbrook, IL

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