I have just had fat transfer to breast procedure and my whole right breast has hardened?
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Why has my breast hardened after fat grafting?
1. bleeding into your breast (a haematoma) - if you have a lot of bruising and swelling as well as the hardness, this may be the expanation. In which case, you really need to see your surgeon as soon as possible
2. Fat necrosis - this means that some of the fat transferred to the breast has died. This normally occurs 2-3 weeks after surgery, and you may not have any other symptoms apart from the hardening. You would normally need to massage your breast, and wait for several months to see if things improve and soften.
I hope this helps - please do get in touch with your surgeon
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