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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.

Date Last Reviewed: 6/8/2012

Date Last Modified: 6/8/2012

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