I've had my implants for about 6 years, but last year I had stitches added to the breast pockets to make the implants sit closer. Everything healed fine, except I have incredibly sharp pain in my left breast whenever pressure is applied to it. I can't sleep on my stomach, wear tight sports bras, or get massages anymore. At times the pain is so bad it brings tears to my eyes. My surgeon moved to Canada so I can't go back and see him. Do I need to go see a new doctor? Thanks!!
What To Do About Breast Pain 1 Year After Stitching Pocket
Doctor Answers (7)
Breast pain after augmentation revision
Pain like this that persists for more than a few months is usually due to a trapped nerve. If aggressive massage (try deep massage with a sturdy vibrator) does not begin to temper the sensation then surgery may be indicated.
Proper "systematic desensitization" technique (with vibrator or deep finger pressure) begins with pressure (finger or vibrator) applied a few inches away from the sensitive spot. Work the pressure slowly toward the area of maximum pain and then quickly release the pressure so you are not torturing yourself. Do this 10-12 times in a row 3-5 times a day and you may begin to experience some relief.
Post op breast pain
It sounds to me like you have a neuroma. This is a condition caused by a nerve being trapped in a suture, or upon being stretched or injured, sprouting ends create a very fiscally painful area. A good examination will help decide if this is the problem. A nerve block can help diagnose this. If it is a neuroma, an ablation of the nerve can be performed using radio frequency or alcohol injection.
Pain after pocket adjustment
Pain should be evaluated by a surgeon. It could be many different things including an entrapped nerve as some have suggested.
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It's difficult to say what might be causing your pain, but I would be concerned that you have a problem requiring management.
Visit with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with a lot of breast surgery experience in your area for an evaluation.
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Pain 1 year after Breast Augmentation Revision
It is unusual to have pain for long after your surgery. Contact your former plastic surgeon to see if can recommend anyone in your area. If not, there are more than a few good and qualified Board Certified plastic surgeons in Las Vegas. (You may start by going to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website and look for the Find a Surgeon tab.)
Pain after Revisionary Breast Surgery?
Thank you for the question.
Yes, it would be in your best interest to be examined by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon ( With significant experience doing revisionary breast surgery). Direct physical examination will be important in making a diagnosis and hopefully developing a treatment plan.
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