The use of prosthetic devices for breast reconstruction be-
gan in the early 1960s with silicone-gel-filled implants. Over
the years, implant technology and surgical techniques have
evolved, resulting in improvement in the quality of the recon-
Tissue expander breast reconstruction is a common post mastectomy breast procedure performed by plastic surgeons. The purpose of this study was to define the incidence of breast reconstruction prosthetic infection, relate patient characteristics with increased rate of infection, and analyze the influence of postoperative complications to expander/implant infection.
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