The chances of being offered breast enlargement on the NHS are slim. Although, the NHS provides universal healthcare in the UK, it rarely carries out purely cosmetic procedures. In most cases, there has to be an underlying health reason for such treatment.

However, there are two main exceptions to this rule. Firstly, if the breast augmentation forms part of reconstructive surgery, following a car accident for example, NHS treatment will be possible.

Secondly, if a patient can demonstrate that their breasts are causing them serious mental or phycological problems, the NHS may offer treatment. If you simply want implants because you've always wanted a bigger bust, private treatment is likely to be the your only option.

Take a look at our guide to having procedures abroad.

Fertility & Pregnancy


Artificial insemination
Learn about the costs, risks and probability of success from this infertility procedure.

Treatment abroad
What you need to know about having fertility treatment overseas.

Gender selection
A guide to the legal and moral aspects of choosing the sex of your baby.

Diet & Weight Loss