How big is too big when it comes to butt implants?

How big is too big when it comes to butt implants?

29th May 2019


The size of butt implants should be chosen together with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation, just as is the recommendation for breast implants. For a successful butt augmentation, it is important to take into consideration all the factors and undergo extensive measurements before making a firm decision about the size of implants to be used.

When considering the size of butt implants, you should know that it is generally the plastic surgeon that will make a recommendation after performing the medical examination and measurements. The size of the implants should be chosen according to the existing tissues of the buttocks because we want to get proper coverage to avoid implant visibility. This means that if you have little butt tissue before the surgery, the recommendation is not to get a big implant because it might become visible. If a big implant size is chosen, the plastic surgeon might recommend getting fat transfer as well to get better coverage for the implants.

The height and weight of the patient are also important when choosing the butt implant and also the aesthetic result that the patient wants to achieve.

The implants come in different volumes, and certainly, there will be a size perfect for your particular case. Generally speaking, most common sizes for butt implants range between 350-550 ccl, but you can also go higher or lower, depending on the abovementioned factors.

Choosing the right size for butt implants is crucial. However, not all patients will find the right implants for them on the first attempt. It is more common than you might think for patients to undergo repeated procedures because they can’t get used to the size of their chosen butt implants. This happens when the implants are too big compared to the rest of the patient’s anatomy.

On the other hand, we can’t discuss too big and say 700 ccl is too big because for a patient who is very tall and has a certain weight, this might actually be the perfect choice. Keep in mind that we use the same type of implants and volumes for men and women.

During the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will give you a range (a minimum and a maximum) to choose from for butt implant volume. He will also explain how your butt will look if you choose the minimum or the maximum, and depending on this, you should make a decision.

Generally speaking, the implants are too big if they are not properly covered by the butt tissues and if you also can’t get used to them after the surgery. Sitting down on implants that are too big for your anatomy can make you uncomfortable. Not to mention that an implant that is too big can also put pressure on the nerves of the buttocks and create more discomfort and even pain.


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