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Should I lose weight before getting my navel pierced or it doesn't matter?

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Dr. Kavitha Gudur
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In brief: Infection

Any piercing or any skin break anywhere in your body is a break in your most external defense.
So there is always a risk of infection. There are enough studies to show that being overweight carries much higher risk of infection.

In brief: Infection

Any piercing or any skin break anywhere in your body is a break in your most external defense.
So there is always a risk of infection. There are enough studies to show that being overweight carries much higher risk of infection.
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