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Vol. 9 No. 1 : 2014 - REYNU R et al.

Breast augmentation using silicone implant is a common and popular aesthetic procedure with a high safety profile. Infection of silicone breast implants is a rare clinical entity, with skin commensal organisms often implicated as causative pathogen. Surgical treatment often involves removal of the implant with salvage procedures limited to selected cases. This case highlights a delayed presentation of an infected silicone breast implant presenting as a chest wall abscess 15 years after initial surgery.