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Firm post op tissue
« on: February 23, 2010, 08:52:31 PM »
Post op 6 days and there are areas that feel 'firmer' than normal fat or tissue. Is this normal?

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Re: Firm post op tissue
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 09:35:50 PM »
After surgery, the body goes through a predictable series of healing events, all of which are scripted by Mother Nature.

The presence of diffuse firmness of the chest frequently occurs -- usually 1-2 weeks after the surgery itself.

Relax, this is normal -- but it will take weeks to months for it to soften up -- that is the normal healing process.  And the feeling/sensation will slowly return to the skin and nipples as well -- it roughly correlates with the resolution of the firmness that you feel.

Dr Jacobs
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Re: Firm post op tissue
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 10:14:26 PM »
Thank you Dr. Jacobs. That puts my mind at ease.


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