The ideal buttock size and shape can be very subjective. The subjectivity can be driven by patients’ perception of the ideal buttock shape. It is likely most affected by the perceived image of their own body. Buttock desires can have a wide range and span from square butts to rounder butts, from athletic butts to wide buttocks that extend at the mid-butt level beyond the hip bones. A Brazilian Butt Lift that involves the transfer of fat cells to the buttock region can range amongst a variety of butt shapes that include the refinement or alteration of butt cheek shape or the addition of generous volume as portrayed by famous buttock stars such as Kim Kardashian.
For example, if patients have conceived their body as fat, they are likelier not to desire an enlarged or augmented buttock. Or, if a patient has been thin all her life, she may desire a more generous buttock to give the curves she has never had.
In effect, we surveyed our patients who desired a buttock augmentation with fat grafting. We evaluated the effect of age, ethnicity, and religion to determine if these demographics would affect the ideal buttock size and shape. In this study, we surveyed over 400 patients and observed interesting significant trends.
The Ideal Buttock Size and Shape
We divided potential buttock size (when viewed from the back) options through a range of buttock to waistline width ratios ranging from 0.5 (larger buttock) to 0.8cm (smaller buttock).
In addition, we altered the position of maximum fullness(buttock width), ranging from the upper, middle, to lower positions. Finally, we divided buttock size projection (when viewed from the side) options through a range of buttocks projection to waistline wide-ratio ranging from 0.5(larger projection) to 0.8cm (smaller projection). In addition, we altered the position of maximum projection ranging from the upper, middle, to lower positions.
Buttock width to waistline when viewed from the back
The study’s findings for the buttocks width to waistline ratios were affected by age, religion, and ethnicity when viewed from the back. Patients aged greater than 44 years of age tended to choose the smaller buttocks sizes. Additionally, Muslims preferred smaller buttock sizes. In contrast, African Americans preferred smaller buttock sizes.
Regarding the positioning of maximum fullness, all respondents preferred the maximum fullness over the middle pole. Interestingly, African Americans and Hispanics preferred the lower pole more than any other group as their second favorite.
Buttocks projection to waistline when viewed from the side
Buttock projection to waistline ratio, when viewed from the side, was desired the largest by both African Americans and Hispanics. In contrast, patients aged greater than 44 years of age tended to choose a smaller projection size. Regarding the positioning of maximum projection, all respondents preferred maximum fullness over the middle pole.
So What is The Ideal Buttock Size and Shape?
Ethnicity, age, and religion did not affect maximum buttock projection. In summary, they are affected by multiple factors, including self-perception of the ideal buttock beauty and age, religion, and ethnicity. We have seen an interesting trend in how buttocks’ size and shape are potentially affected most by the thighs.
Future studies will help to answer the surgical procedure question, “What is the ideal buttock size and shape?” Please follow our website as they affect the thighs on the ideal buttock size & shape will be delineated.
Please see this 40-year-old female who loves her new ideal buttock size and shape after HD Lipo 360.