Buttock Implants: What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Round vs. Anatomical Shaped Implants?

As technology has improved our options for butt augmentation (and breast augmentation) have continued to grow. Which is great for patients and helping them achieve their aesthetic goals. However sometimes there are so many options that it can be overwhelming.

Patients often come in and ask which is the best implant? And unfortunately there is no one “best” implant for everyone. The correct implant depends on each individual patient’s desired shape and size, their body from and the pre-operative shape of their buttock.

The round implants are the most common implant in my practice for several reasons. The implant is more forgiving if the patient ever has trauma to her butt. If the implant rotates or shifts just a little it will not change the appearance of the buttock. It also give patients a very nice round full shape that the majority of my patients are looking to achieve.

The shaped implants are great implants as well. I only use them if I really think they are going to make a difference for a patient as they do have the added risk of the implant rotating or shifting. There is this thought that a shaped implant (in both breast and butt) can lift more of the lower portion of the butt or breast. It might, but very little and typically is not worth the extra risk.

Talk to your plastic surgeon, show him or her pictures of what you are trying to achieve and they will be able to help guide you in what implant is best for you.

Round or Oval Butt Implants?

Butt implants have continued to gain popularity as butt augmentation in general has become a more common surgery. Butt implants are used in two groups of patients most commonly, with the first group being patients that do not have enough fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift. The second reason is in patients that have had a Brazilian Butt Lift (fat transfer) but have not achieved the fullness that they desire. These implants can be a great option for both groups of patients.

There is a wide range of implants for patients to choose from to help them achieve the butt augmentation they desire. The butt implants range from round to oval (shaped) and in sizes from 200 to 700cc. I personally use the round implants most often in my practice for several reasons. The first is that they tend to give patients the most projection and round appearance that most patients wanting butt implants are hoping to achieve. Second is that they are less likely to have problems such as rotation, in an oval implant they have to keep there exact position. Round implants have some flexability to rotate and still look great.