American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
2 months ago

Chronic Pain

I had a brow lift almost a year ago. I now have chronic pain all around the incisions on each side. Every day I have headaches and such bad pain that I cannot sleep. The plastic surgeon says he doesn't know why. I went to a neurologist who also said she doesn't know why but nerve pain has been ruled out. Both the original surgeon and the neurologist said that they can't help me. What should I do?

Procedure: Brow Lift
Location: Columbia, MD

Replies 2

Daniel Allan

Headache may be due to muscle spasm. There may also be an abnormal reflex arc. A series of injections of lidocaine followed by bupivicaine (Macaine) may be helpful. Anesthetize the area first with lidocaine (Xylocaine) as Marcaine is painful on injection.

Chao-Chuan Wu
ASPS Int. Surgeon

In my opinion the pain might be caused by the incision scars , especially when they are hypertrophic, you could try to have injection of local anesthetics by your doctors and it might relieve your pain temporally. And see what happens!


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