New Pain at 8 Months Post-Op
It sounds as if you do have nerve regeneration, but it is always a good idea to see your surgeon to be sure. Since you report that your implants are soft and look "normal", it is likely not capsular contracture, but your doctor will want to document this new achy pain and monitor it.
New onset of pain
Any new onset of pain should be evaluated by your surgeon. At times its nothing but it could be a sign of something developing such as a capsular contracture. seek your surgeon for an exam.
You should see your surgeon to be sure
Any new pain can be indicative of new phenomenon. Any answers without proper exam of you will just be guess work. Early capsular contraction can start like this. See your surgeon.
Nerve regeneration after Breast augmentation
The symptoms you are describing sound like normal nerve regeneration. If your breasts are soft and mobile I doubt you are developing capsular contracture. Best of luck.
This does not sound like a capsular contracture, however it would be best to just have a follow up with your surgeon to rule out. Usually a contracture is more of a hardening, tight feeling in the breast due to the implant being squeezed. Contractures can move at different rates, but usually progress over time.
More than likely this is still some nerve regeneration going on. If the implants are soft, I would not immediately attribute this to capsular contracture.
While your description sounds more like neurogenic, or caused by nerve pain, because it is new, I recommend that you be followed up by your operating plastic surgeon.
Thanks for your inquiry, it is best you be examined by your plastic surgeon. In general capsular contracture would present with hardening of the breast. It can start slow or rapidly progress over days to weeks, I have seen both.
Sensory changes in the breast may be a harbinger of capsular contracture.
Most of the time capsular contracture is insidious and unrecognized until the breasts feel firm. Some patients do perceive a change in feeling on the chest that is common comment with capsular contracture. Visit your plastic surgeon.
See you surgeon
Most likely you are experiencing a self limiting problem from strain or nerves but always follow up with your surgeon.
Nana Mizuguchi, MD