A: I'm sorry you're having so much trouble.
It is certainly possible that something could have "pulled loose," although, as you might suspect, it would be a little unusual after all this time. Also, while there is no theoretical time limit on how long sensory nerves can take to grow back, it would also be unusual to have that process stretch out this long.
Probably the best idea is to go back and see your original plastic surgeon. She or he may wish to obtain a CT scan, MRI, or some other type of imaging study, depending on your physical findings. If nothing unusual is detected, she may possibly send you to a pain therapist for treatment.
Richard M. Kline, Jr., MDThe Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction
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