Mastopexy is a challenging procedure that relies on the redistribution of breast parenchyma and tightening of the skin envelope to provide long-lasting correction of ptosis. Recurrent ptosis, however, is an inevitable complication of many techniques and internal parenchymal supports using autologous or non-autologous material have been tried in an attempt to counteract the effects of gravity. Several studies have reported good long-term outcomes using synthetic mesh with a low rate of complications, however concerns remain including foreign body reaction, infection, and oncological surveillance. This article reports a case of chronic breast abscess formation following the use of polypropylene mesh in mastopexy and the radiological and operative findings.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2010|
- Breast Diseases
- Chronic Disease
- Surgical Mesh