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Defining The Ideal Male Buttocks: A Crowdsourcing Analysis Of Ideal Dimensions
Tejas Kollu, BS, Tinatini Giutashvili, BS, Craig Fournier, MD, Deepa Bhat, MD, Ash Patel, MBChB.
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA.

PURPOSE: There is no well-defined male buttock aesthetic. The authors performed a crowdsourced analysis in order to define the ideal male buttocks.
METHODS: A survey was deployed using the Amazon MTurk crowdsourcing platform. Respondents numerically rated a panel of digitally altered male buttocks from most attractive to least attractive using oblique, lateral, and anteroposterior views (Figure 1). They were asked questions pertaining to their own interest in gluteal augmentation, self-reported body type, and demographics.
RESULTS: A total of 2,095 responses were recorded; the majority of respondents were male and between the ages of 25-34. Overall, the preferred oblique angle was 60 degrees, the preferred lateral ratio was 1.18, and preferred posterior ratio was 0.66. Loss of the trochanteric depression in the posterior view was associated with lower scores. Subgroup analysis revealed differences when stratified by region, race, sexual orientation, employment industry, and athletic interest. No differences were found based on respondent gender.
CONCLUSION: Our results are the first to demonstrate that there is a preferred male gluteal aesthetic. This study suggests that males and females alike favor a more projected male buttock with a more pronounced contour, but preferred a narrow width with defined lateral depression. These findings have the potential to guide future aesthetic gluteal contouring practice and techniques in males.


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