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SUBACUTE ARTERIAL BLEEDING AFTER SIMULTANEOUS MASTOPEXY AND BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH IMPLANTS: CASE REPORT

S Vikšraitis, E Zacharevskij, G Baranauskas
Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae 2017, 59 (2): 92-96
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Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. The goal of the operation is to increase the size, shape or fullness of the breast. It is accomplished by placing silicone, saline or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles, fascia or the mammary gland. This type of operation is no exception with regards to concerning the occurrence of complications. The most common early complications include an infectious process, a seroma, and a hematoma, and the late ones include capsular contracture, reoperation, implant removal, breast asymmetry, and a rupture or deflation of the implant. The authors present a case of subacute arterial bleeding after simultaneous mastopexy and breast augmentation with silicone implants in a 27-year-old woman. The patient complained of worsening swelling and pain in the right breast. The patient denied having had any traumas. Ultrasonography indicated 2.5 cm heterogeneous fluid collections around the implant. Therefore, revision surgery was performed, and a hematoma of 650 mL was removed. Hemorrhage from a branch of the internal mammary artery was found. After the revision, the implant was returned to the lodge. The postoperative period was uneventful. This case report presents a description of a subacute hematoma after simultaneous mastopexy and breast augmentation with silicone implants, which is an extremely rare complication in aesthetic surgery.

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