Length: Usually 1 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia: General (asleep).
Hospital Stay: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin, permanent scars, reduced ability to provide breast milk.
Risks: Thick, wide scars, fluid collection, skin, loss, infection, unevenly positioned nipples, permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.