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Following a surgical breast biopsy, you'll have a short scar in the shape of a line. There may also be some distortion in the shape of the breast depending on its size, and the amount of tissue removed and its location. Expect to feel some soreness and swelling near the surgery site for a few days. There are also some risks associated with anesthesia, although the risk of general anesthesia is lower for breast surgery than for other forms of surgery, because the anesthesia isn't used for very long and the surgery is only slightly more than skin deep.