Problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will go over some problems, like:
- Tissue damage
- Breast deformity
- Numbness over the area
These factors may raise the risk of problems:
- Poor diet
- Chronic disease such as obesity or diabetes
- Bleeding problems
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