Why Is My Breast Implant Itchy After 2 Years

Breast augmentation is an exciting and transformative surgery for many patients. It provides a voluptuous, flattering figure and boosts confidence to new heights. However, with this significant increase in confidence and added breast size can come some adjusting even a few years after the surgery. If you’re experiencing some itching inside the breast tissue even two years after surgery, you’re not alone. Breast itching the year after surgery can create worry. However, there are a few explanations for this rare occurrence.

Breast Augmentation & Nerves

Patients who undergo breast augmentation are familiar with the numbness or overs sensitivity that can accompany the surgery. While these feelings are typically temporary, the nerves can be significantly affected even when the initial reaction to the procedure fades. Nerve regeneration can occur a few months or even years later, causing the breast tissue to itch. This is common for many patients who undergo breast augmentation and even more common for those who’ve combined it with a breast lift. 

Other Possibilities For Breast Augmentation Itching 

Although breast augmentation can cause unexpected itching, that’s nothing to worry about; a few severe reasons require medical attention. Capsular contracture, or hardening on the scar tissue, can cause breast implant itching and discomfort when not addressed. Additionally, silicone implant rupture can begin slowly with a slight itching or burning sensation. If you have an intense itching sensation years after breast augmentation, contacting your provider is best to ensure implant safety.

Breast Implant Illness 

While some have reported cases of breast implant illness or BII, it’s a rare and uncommon occurrence among many patients. Itching can be a sign of BII, but it’s unlikely to occur after two years of breast augmentation. Additionally, many other symptoms accompany BII, so slight itching of the breasts does not indicate that you have the illness. However, other symptoms of BII include: 

  • Fatigue 
  • Difficulty concentration 
  • Joint or muscle aches 
  • Rash 
  • Depression 
  • Memory loss 


If you are experiencing these symptoms, having the implants checked by your provider and discussing the next steps is ideal. In most cases of BII, the implants are removed to eliminate the complication.   

Using The Right Cosmetic Surgeon

While itching two years after breast augmentation is more common than most believe, using the right cosmetic surgeon is crucial to ensure no complications after your surgery. If you are experiencing itching, it’s best to contact your provider and have your breast implants checked to ensure there is no significant issue with the enhancements. The right cosmetic surgeon can help identify the problem and set your mind at ease.


While breast augmentation has some risk of complications, they are rare and made less prominent when using an experienced cosmetic surgeon. DrBfixin at Cameo Surgery Center provides the leading breast augmentation for all patients. By using advanced techniques and decades of experience, he can give safe and stunning results without worrying about complications. Breast implant itching is likely from nerve regeneration, but DrBfixin can help identify the cause and provide substantial solutions.

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Dr. Scott Blyer
Dr. Scott Blyer, also known as DrBfixin, is a Cosmetic Surgeon in NY with three board certifications and over 16 years of expertise. He honed his skills at institutions like Penn State, Stony Brook, and North Shore University Hospital and pursued an advanced fellowship in Texas.
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