I Had my Implants Removed and still have nerve pain

I had my implants removed 15 months ago and I still have nerve pain that wraps all the way around my body just under my breast. The scars are still quite thick regardless of injections Dr did and every scar concoction out there I've used and hard massaging I have done quite often. This pain keeps me from wearing a bra still 15 months later and I cannot stand up or sit up past 4 in the afternoon because the front and back pain is so intense despite every pain med out there I am still crying. Dr just sloughs me off and says oh you don't need a bra now, you look great and walks out the door!

Doctor Answers 8

Pain After Implant Removal

I am very sorry to hear of your persistent pain.

Because your situation is so unusual, I would suggest getting second opinions from another experienced plastic surgeon and a pain specialist.

I hope you find relief.

Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

2050 E County Line Rd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Nerve pain after breast surgery

I would recommend seeing a peripheral nerve specialist for this.  Dr. Eric Williams is an expert at this.  He is in Baltimore, Maryland, but he is worth the trip!

Jeffrey E. Schreiber, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

10807 Falls Rd
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Nerve pain and/or scar pain

It is difficult to ascertain if you have scar pain due to hypertrophic scarring which can be treated with various protocols ranging from Kenalog, botulinoum tonin, 5 fluoro-uracil. IF it is nerve pain, there may be a couple options using nerve distraction and (desensitization therapy).

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

880 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Breast pain

It sounds like you have pain at the incision. If this is persistent, you may wna to see a pain doctor to evaluate and treat and possibly help you through the pain.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Breast pain

Breast pain is a known complication of breast augmenttaion and may relate to infection, capsular contracture, neuroma formation, etc. It is important to know more about your medical history.  For example, if your implants were removed barest pain due to capsular contracture, the nerve may still be involved in the scar tissue surrounding it.

Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

2121 East Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92625

Breast pain after implant removal

You do not mention why your implants were removed. Did you have an infection where there is still residual inflamation? Typically, pain ( including pins and needle feelings) usually has resolved after several months. I have found for neurologic pain, sometimes Neurontin is helpful.  

Jack Peterson, MD
Topeka Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

631 SW Horne Street
Topeka, KS 66606

Breast implants

Unfortunately, pain is difficult to gauge. The cause of the pain is difficult to determine too. Could there be a capsule still inside? Perhaps, nerves were stretched at the time of removal (unavoidable)? I don't have an answer.

Shahin Javaheri, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

2100 Webster Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

Nerve pain after breast aug

Pain after breast augmentation can happen but it typically doesn't stay.  Your case may have a nerve issue or scar issue internally causing it.  Hopefully time will improve it, otherwise an etiology must be discovered.  Pain specialists while this is being investigated can help.  Good luck.

Ricardo A. Meade, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

9101 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231

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