I recently split my botttom lip in 5 places from getting hit from an industrial hose (the end of the hose was yellow brass of all things). 4 of the splits happened off side of middle and 1 is on the inside towards the centre of my lip. The lip has scarred and where it has healed the new tissue is hard like cartilage. Very stiff. The scar sits just under where the mouthpiece rests on the lips. So the rim of the cup sits on the scar. I took a week and a half off from playing while this healed. I can barely make a sound come out. I know that I must not be the only one to have split a lip so my question is will the scar tissue soften with additional playing. I have tried to play for two days now and am frustrated that I have the tone of a beginner. I was able to free buzz and am no longer able to do so. Any suggestions?