What are the causes for snoopy dog deformity after breast implants?

I had breast augmentation 5 years ago and I developed snoopy dog deformity on my left breast. I have finally decided to have corrective surgery. I am extremely confused about what causes snoopy dog deformity. I have seen two doctors and have been given two different answers about what causes snoopy dog deformity. I would appreciate your help.

This can occur because your breast tissue has lost some of its elasticity and is now falling over the implant. The implant position is most lightly in the correct position but your breast tissue has undergone some changes. Some of the causes of this are pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes and natural aging. I would consult with your plastic surgeon.

Todd B. Koch MD, FACS
Todd B. Koch MD, FACS
6315 Sheridan DrBuffaloNY14221US

Todd B. Koch MD, FACS

6315 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY,
14221, US

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Correction of snoopy breasts is a technical procedure usually requiring a breast and nipple lift and selection of implants with a base diameter that fits underneath the patients breasts. Make sure your prospective surgeon is comfortable with this correction and realistic about your size wishes.

Brent Moelleken MD, FACS
Brent Moelleken MD, FACS
120 S Spalding DrBeverly HillsCA90212US

Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

120 S. Spalding Drive, Suite 110,
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212, US

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The snoopy deformity is named after the cartoon character "Snoopy" because when viewed from the side the breast looks like Snoop's side profile.

The snoopy dog deformity occurs when breast implants are placed into a breast that needs a breast lift-when the nipple is too low, below the inframammary crease, and a lift is not done.

The implant does not drop into the proper position beneath the nipple areola but stays higher on the chest and can actually push the nipple areola further down.

When viewed from the side you see a raised mound caused by the implant (Snoopy's forehead) and the breast and nipple lower hanging off of the mound (Snoopy's nose.)

Correction involves a breast lift.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
195 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

195 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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