Problems from the procedure are rare. All procedures have some risk. Your doctor will talk about possible problems, like:
- Blood clots
- Swelling or bleeding
- Damage to blood vessels, nerves, or other tissue
- The need to have another surgery
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Pre-existing heart or lung condition
- Recent or chronic illness
- Bleeding disorders
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
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