Hi Melsbotchedboobs, Thank you for your excellent question. Without the benefit of an in person exam it's impossible to say for sure.Your concerns are important to discuss directly with your board certified plastic surgeon. He or she will appreciate the open communication and will want to help you. It sounds like you may be experiencing capsular contracture symptoms. If you seek out a second opinion look for the following: *Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery -- The gold star symbol *A member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) -- The circle symbol *A member of the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) -- the Queen Nefertitti symbol Feel free to contact our office, it would be our pleasure to answer your questions in person. My very best, Brian S. Coan, MD, FACS Care Plastic Surgery
Itching and burning after breast implants
Sorry to hear about your symptoms. Sometimes, it's very difficult to figure out why people have chronic symptoms after any surgery. Nerves react in different ways after being damaged at the time of surgery. With large implants, nerves are stretched and the fatty insulation around them breaks. If the fatty sheath does not heal properly, chronic symptoms can appear. Nutritional supplements that can help nerves heal include a good quality fish or krill oil, alpha lipoic acid, CoEnzyme Q10, multivitamins, and multi-minerals. Be sure to get your supplements from a natural health food store; not a pharmacy or GNC. Occasionally, patients with chronic symptoms benefit from physical therapy or even medications such as Neurontin. Ask your PS for details.