As with any type of surgery, it is normal to have discomfort, bruising and scars after the operation. But symptoms which persist beyond a few months or which are particularly painful may be signs that the procedure was not carried out correctly.
Some examples of more serious side-effects are:
- Blood clots in the lungs
- Skin loss or necrosis
- Numbness or nerve damage
- Skin discolouration or bleeding under the skin