Breast Implant Removal

Although breast implants remain popular, some women decide for various reasons to undergo breast implant removal surgery – also known as breast explant or a capsulectomy. This is the removal of their breast implants and the capsule surrounding the implant, returning you back to your natural shape.
The procedure involves careful removal of the implant and some or all of the surrounding breast capsule.
After the implant removal, you can consider breast revision surgery techniques, for example, a breast lift or fat transfer.


A premium surgical experience that’s affordable.


3D simulator + tailored operative plan.


1-2 weeks off work depending on your job.


Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney and online consultations available.


See some examples below of breast explant surgery by some of MINKST surgeons.

Breast Explant with Lift
Breast Explant with Lift
Breast Explant
Breast Explant


Even before your surgery consultation with your MINKST surgeon, our expert team will inform and guide you. We will ensure you are prepared and ready to get most out of your consultation.

Pre Surgery Consultation with your MINKST surgeon

At this consultation your MINKST surgeon will listen to what you want to achieve and develop with you a personalised operation plan.

Your surgeon will also ensure you have a clear understanding of the risk of breast explant surgery.

Surgery Day

Your procedure will be performed as day surgery under general anaesthetic in an accredited, licensed hospital. The surgery itself takes around an hour. You will spend typically a couple of hours under close supervision in the recovery area before being discharged. You will need a responsible adult to take you home and stay with you for the first night.

Post Surgery

You will have your surgeon’s mobile phone number in case you need them and the MINKST team will regularly be in touch to ensure everything is running smoothly. We will have arranged your first post operative check up with your surgeon before you leave the hospital.


Why choose MINKST for your surgery?

  • Our cumulative experience exceeds 50 years in the cosmetic surgery field
  • MINKST Medical Director, Dr Daniel Fleming has performed over 6,000 breast procedures with over 25 years of experience, is internationally recognised as an author and researcher and acts as an advisor to the TGA.
  • We only work with Australian surgeons who meet our stringent standards. They are all qualified by the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery or the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – contact us for details of your surgeon
  • Led by your MINKST surgeon, our team of experts will guide you through the entire surgical journey to help you achieve your best possible results.


Breast explant surgery is a day procedure with no need for an overnight stay. If you are not a local and cannot travel home, we have options for you.

Every patient is different but generally breast explant patients experience mild to moderate pain during their recovery. Medication will be prescribed in case you need it. Approximately a week after surgery most patients can return to work. If you have a physical job you may need longer.

During the first few weeks some swelling and bruising will be present whilst the tissue is healing. This initially feels quite firm but gradually softens. After approximately 3 months your tissue will be settled and you will see the final results.

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