This patient demonstrates the amazing results of a breast augmentation revision to correct a snoopy deformity. A snoopy deformity is a common breast implant complication that stems from the use of a textured implant. Named on the cartoon characters’ head and nose, a snoopy deformity is when a textured implant is stuck and the breast tissue sags off of it.
As everyone ages, our skin begins to lose its elastic capacity and sag. When you use textured implants, the result of your sagging is the appearance of a snoopy head with the nipple resembling Snoopy’s nose (notice the before photo in the left and right lateral views). If you are familiar with this look, a breast augmentation revision will correct your contour irregularities.
A breast augmentation revision to correct a snoopy deformity is not just a traditional implant revision surgery. Due to the added factor of excess skin, a breast lift must be done simultaneously to your implant replacement. As such, correct implant sizing during your initial consultation is critical.
A trained breast augmentation revision surgeon will be able to visualize your breast lift result and help you choose an implant that will perfectly match the new breast shape and size. Additionally, a modified vertical mastopexy design (seen in this patient) should be used to give you an ideal breast shape as well as facilitate a smooth recovery of your incision lines.
While a cosmetic plastic surgery revision is never an ideal case, if you find yourself with a snoopy deformity, it may actually be a blessing in disguise. As discussed earlier, this deformity is caused by a textured implant. Unfortunately, it has been discovered that textured implants may also lead to various breast illnesses and chronic pain. Therefore, if you notice this deformity and do not have any pain, you have the opportunity to remove the textured implants and avoid any further health concerns.
See this 73 years old female following her breast augmentation revision surgery to correct her snoopy deformity.