Why Do I Have Pain and Tenderness Under my Left Arm 2 Years After Breast Implant Removal?

I have had my implants for 23 years. One was capsized and leaking. My left breast is slightly burning and hurts under my arm

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Pain in breast two years after implant removal

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WIthout an in person consultation it is very difficult to say what is causing pain in your breast.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after Breast Implant Removal?

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Thank you for the question but online consultants will not be able to provide you with meaningful advice. You will be better off seeking consultation with your primary care physician;  nothing replaces in-person examination and/or imaging studies ( if necessary).

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Pain and Tenderness under Arm 2 Years after Breast Implant Removal

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   If you have already had your implants removed, the problem may be something unrelated to your implants.  If you had silicone or another type of implant and there was a rupture, all of the material should have been removed at the time of implant removal.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Why Do I Have Pain and Tenderness Under my Left Arm 2 Years After Breast Implant Removal

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There is really not enough info here to answer your question, and even if there were, it is not likely that this would be solved on line. A better approach  would be a consulation, probably starting with your primary physician who will have more experience evaluating pain than will your surgeon. 

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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