lumpy tender breasts after wle

Hi, i had wle and slnb 3.5 weeks ago now - wounds have healed nicely but my breasts are lumpy and tender…is this to be expected still, after 3.5 weeks?? Does anybody else have difficulty touching and looking at themselves now? I do feel ugly :frowning:

Hi bettypoppit

Whilst you are waiting for the other users to reply with their experiences you might find it helpful to talk things through with a memeber of staff on the the BCC helpline.  Here you share your thoughts and concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information.

The number to call is 0808 800 6000 and lines are open today from 10 to 2pm and weekdays 9 to 5pm.

Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator 

Hi Betty



I think it’s normal for things to take a while to settle but if you have any concerns phone your bcn.


The shape and look of your boob after wle can be a bit of a shock but can change over time so perhaps wait and see what it looks like in a few more months and there’s always the possibility of some reshaping  and filling if it needs it.


My oh calls my naughty boob a boob with character!



Phew…thanks for your replies :slight_smile: everything seems to be a worry at the moment, but i guess I’m expecting too much too soon, to have my ‘normal’ feeling boobs back…everything has changed! I am due radiotherapy but first a course of chemo, so the bc roller coaster races on!! Thank you both for your reassurance xxx