After implant, infection/inflammation and with pain?

taking Ciprofloxacin and ibuprofen. It's been two weeks, but pain is getting worse

Doctor Answers (8)

Pain post-op

Best to check in with your plastic surgeon because increased pain can be indicitave of a worsening infection. Best to call immediately.

Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Dr. Kimberly Henry


So sorry to hear about your current situation! I suggest, if you haven't already, to go straight to your doctor to get evaluated. I am not sure how to give additional advice, without more information; however, if it has been two weeks on an antibiotic, your implant(s) may need to be removed. Also, continue seeing a doctor until your symptoms have resolved. Best of luck!

Kimberly A. Henry, MD
Greenbrae Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Infection with breast implants


Breast implant infections are rather uncommon, but when they do happen, they should be treated aggressively. If you have been diagnosed with an infection and it has not responded to oral antibiotics in two weeks, there is a good chance that you will need to have the implant removed. You should be seen by your plastic surgeon soon and changes in your treatment should be made.

William T. Stoeckel, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Pain increasing after infection of breast implant needs emergency evaluation


Thank you for your question. If you have in fact been diagnosed as having an infection of the breast implant, and your pain is increasing you need to be examined by your plastic surgeon immediately. True, documented infection around a breast implant can be very serious and eventually have systemic effects. See your doctor immediately

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Boston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Breast augmentation and infection - Los Angeles


Infection after breast augmentation should be treated aggressively to avoid longterm problems with your breast implants.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Possible infection


You must be in contact with your surgeon or whomever is covering for your surgeon. You need to be evaluated and treated if its truly an established infection.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews



An infection around an implant is often very difficult to cure with antibiotics alone and you may need to remove your implants. I would see my surgeon

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Brea Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Breast Augmentation


If the pain is getting worse 2 weeks out I suggest seeing your surgeon immediately, it seems that maybe your infection has not cleared appropriately

Ryan Neinstein, MD, FRCSC
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.