Dr Gavin Sandercoe

Breast Implant Removal Explant Costs in Sydney Australia

What is the cost for Breast Implant Removal (Explant) in Sydney?


Breast implant removal or explant in Sydney is a complex procedure involving care by a team of medical professionals, as well as the use of hospital operating facilities and a variety of equipment and supplies. Each of these elements needs to be taken into consideration when billing for a breast implant removal, or explant, procedure. The total fees for breast implant removal, or explant, in Sydney by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Gavin Sandercoe include:

  • The Surgeon’s Fee (+/- Assistant’s fee)
  • The Anaesthetist’s Fee
  • The Hospital or Facility Fee (includes both Day Surgery or Overnight Accommodation, and Operating Theatre Fee)
  • Post Operative Garment (if necessary)


Estimated total cost for explant with complete capsulectomy in Sydney

The total cost for breast implant removal or explant procedure in Sydney is approximately:-

Insured*: from $11,000 out of pocket with top private health insurance cover
Uninsured: from $14,400 incl GST

* Medicare Item Number 45551 is the appropriate item number (code) for a breast implant removal with complete capsulectomy (whether performed en bloc or not). If your level of health insurance covers this item number, your health fund will cover the facility costs of your procedure.


The total fee for an explant can vary somewhat between patients, depending on the exact procedure chosen, the patient’s other medical needs and similar factors. When you visit your Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney for your consultation, you will receive a more detailed and personalised estimate of what the costs will be for your explant.

Facility fees vary from place to place (hospital) and over time, and this changes your overall costs for the procedure. We are aware that finances are a significant consideration for many patients, and we do our best to keep your costs as low as possible. We are vigilant in watching for options that will save our patients money. However, we will never compromise results or safety to save money.  It’s worth paying the cost for a safe procedure that delivers the results you’re looking for, rather than cutting corners.

The above cost is only an estimate, and is based on a patient requesting a complete capsulectomy. Your costs could be higher or lower, and will depend on whether or not you have private health insurance, which insurance company, and which level of coverage. Dr Sandercoe cannot predict your exact costs for your explant in Sydney without examining you and determining your personal situation.

To receive a more personalised cost estimate for your explant, a consultation with your Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeon is necessary – use the form below to contact Dr Gavin Sandercoe & his staff to arrange an assessment.

**Prices effective as of June 2017



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