Breast Implant Revision / Removal


Breast Implant Revision and Removal Procedures

Dr. Martin offers breast implant revision and removal surgeries. Whether you simply want to readjust the shape of your implants, or have them completely removed, our team makes sure your desired results are achieved.

Breast Revision

Over time, implant position may change due to body changes such as weight loss or pregnancy and even exercise or gravity effects. Some women also prefer to have their implants replaced to update their look or to change their breast size.

Breast Implant Removal

Patients sometimes opt to remove their implants.  While most patients would not consider this, there are some individuals that may decide to have them removed altogether.  Competitive activities including jogging, golf and horseback riding can lead one to opt to remove her implants to minimize the effect these have on activities. Over time, patients may gain weight and decide their breast volume is simply too much and remove the implants for this reason. Certainly, if scar tissue surrounding breast implants have caused deformity or pain then removing the implants might be the right decision.



Gynecomastia is a condition in which men develop unwanted breast tissue—the amount of which varies from patient to patient. It can occur in one or both breasts.

During puberty, 60 percent of adolescents develop some degree of gynecomastia. And by age 17, 10 percent of males have persistent gynecomastia. 50 percent of men between the ages of 50 and 69 have the condition to a certain degree. Symptoms include swelling, pain, tenderness and sometimes nipple discharge.


The cause of gynecomastia can be multi-factorial. Weight gain can certainly lead to unwanted breast volume, but there are also a wide range of drugs and medications that can contribute to it, as well. 

Further examples of possible catalysts include the following:

  • Flutamide
  • Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia)
  • Spironolactone (Aldactone)
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Efavirenz
  • Diazepam
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Antibiotics
  • Cimetidine
  • Some Forms of Chemotherapy

There are substances that can cause gynecomastia and other health conditions that affect normal hormone balance. Some examples are:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Methadone


Although gynecomastia is usually not a serious medical problem, it can definitely be psychologically devastating. Our team will first check to make sure the issue at hand is not breast cancer, which can also occur in men. For many men, stopping abusive drugs and controlling weight can be enough to correct the problem. For persistent gynecomastia, the best solution is to reduce and reshape the breast through surgery.

The excess breast tissue is removed by excision, and the surrounding fat is contoured via liposuction. Skin excision is rare, but can be necessary in some severe cases. A combination of these three procedures is usually performed to achieve optimal results. Having gynecomastia removed has a positive psychological affect that can improve an individual’s confidence, self-esteem and overall quality of life.


After surgery, patients must limit exercise for the first three weeks. You may return to the gym for light exercises such as treadmill walking and stationary cycling once you are off pain medication in two to three days.  Most normal activities may be revisited in three weeks.

Reach Out to Us

When it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures on the breasts, it is best to address problems early to avoid irreversible deformities later on. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need more information about our breast revision and implant removal procedures.