Had a double mastectomy 6/13. One breast is still very hard. Is there any chance it will ever soften up?

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Firm breast after reconstruction

This needs more investigation.  It may soften depending on what is causing the firmness.  Please keep close follow-ups with your plastic surgeon.

Firm breast after reconstruction

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This needs more investigation.  It may soften depending on what is causing the firmness.  Please keep close follow-ups with your plastic surgeon.

Hard breast

It is important to know if you had a reconstruction. For example, was your own tissue used? Is there an implant in place for the breast?

Hard breast

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It is important to know if you had a reconstruction. For example, was your own tissue used? Is there an implant in place for the breast?

Double mastectomy and firmness

You did not describe if you had any form of breast reconstruction.  Best to re-post with more information. If not, speak to your surgeon.

Double mastectomy and firmness

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You did not describe if you had any form of breast reconstruction.  Best to re-post with more information. If not, speak to your surgeon.

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