Breast pain after augmentation
Sorry to hear your story.
I am seeing more and more patients who come in with chronic pain after implants placed under the muscle.
They get an impressive immediate relief from moving the implant on top of the muscle.
It is something for you to consider.
Wishing you relief.
Breast Enhancement Surgery
When people have pain after breast augmentation I get worried that they may have ruptured an implant so I always start with ordering an MRI
Pain 2 years after breast augmentation not normal
Based on what you describe, you could be experiencing neuropathic pain (pain from a sensory nerve that is irritated or inflammed). Its great that you already completed your mammogram. If you have already visited with your plastic surgeon, you may want to consider seeing a pain management specialist for non-narcotic treatment. Best of luck.
Pain and Discomfort after Breast Augmentation
Pain and discomfort after breast augmentation is common during the first few weeks and a month or two after the procedure. Occasionally some patients may experience increased sensitivity of the areolas because after the augmentation their nipples may stick out to a degree that it gets irritated, but this usually goes away a few months after surgery. If a patient continues to have discomfort and pain after several months following a breast augmentation. This also may be related, a situation called capsular contracture which may cause a hardness and deformity of the breast. Usually the final stage of capsular contracture is painful as well.
Pain in breast 2 years after breast implants
Based on your symptoms it sounds like you have nerve pain due to a sensory nerve being stretched by your breast implant. You should not have this type of pain 2 years after surgery. You may be able to get temporary relief with lidocaine injections, but you may need revisional surgery to address this problem.
I recommend you consult with your plastic surgeon or seek a second opinion for this issue.
Reason for pain and constant discomfort in breast?
Hello! Thank you for your question! Your symptoms sound like your
nerves regenerating. Breast procedures such as the
breast augmentation and breast lift/reduction certainly result in a more
perky, and fuller appearance of your breasts. With any breast procedure
there is a risk, albeit very small, of change in
sensation to the area. The reported rate of sensation changes
(decreased, loss, or increased) is ~7% for lift/reductions and much
smaller for breast augmentation. In my experience, this rate is
reportedly much lower, but is higher when tissue is excised or the
amount of lift that is needed, so the breast reduction procedure has a
slightly greater risk. It can take up to a year for full sensation to
return. Re-educating your nerves to these areas by using different
textures when showering and putting on lotion often helps. At 2 years, this may not change. I would suggest seeing your surgeon for advice and/or consideration for imaging. Consideration for explantation is always an options as well.
It is one risk of such a procedure, and
one that you must consider, amongst others, as with any surgical
procedure. You should consult with a plastic surgeon well-trained in
breast procedures who will examine and discuss with you the various
risks and benefits of the procedure(s) and assist you in deciding if
such a procedure will be the right decision for you.
It is always a challenge treating pain
2 years of pain is not normal. A reevaluation to identify the root cause would help. If all else is normal, it is probable that your persisting symptom is from nerve injury. Implant removal does not reliably decrease pain. While you may consider the option of implant removal, there is no certainty in its effectiveness in managing intractable breast pain.