A target tissue localization device (
) has outer and inner members (
) which are longitudinally movable relative to one another. An anchor (
) is secured to the outer and inner members and is movable from a radially-contracted configuration to a radially-expanded configuration. The anchor may be a tubular mesh anchor. The anchor may have a sufficiently large cross-sectional area when in the radially-expanded configuration to substantially eliminate inadvertent dislodgment of the anchor once radially-expanded. In use, the location of the target tissue (
) is determined and the distal end of the localization device is passed through the patient's skin (
) and to the target tissue to create a tissue track (
) between the patient's skin and the target tissue. The target tissue includes near and far sides (
). The anchor element, located at the target tissue is expanded to an expanded configuration. The method the anchor element may be located on the far side of the target tissue. The localization device may be selected with an anchor which is palpable for relocation of the target tissue.