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 Dr, Buffalo, NY,
UNITED STATES, 14221

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
601 E Arrellaga StSanta BarbaraCA93103US

Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS

601 E Arrellaga St, #103, Santa Barbara, CA,
UNITED STATES, 93103

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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
160 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS

160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA,
UNITED STATES, 02116

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