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How much does private healthcare cost in the UK, and what do you get for your money?

More and more people in the UK are choosing to have private medical care, whether it be a one-off treatment or long term healthcare. But how much does private care cost?

Well, for most treatment, the prices aren't cheap. Even the most minor of procedures will cost more than a thousand pounds. However, immediate medical treatment in a comfortable environment is often worth every penny private care costs.

Prices for private medical care vary from hospital to hospital, and region to region. However, on average, you can expect to be the following:

Breast Enlargement £4200
Breast Reduction £4800
Breast Lift £4500
Cataract removal £2,200
Coronary Angioplasty £8000
Haemorrhoids - £2000
Hernia - £1800
Hip Replacement £7500
Knee Replacement - £9000
Laser Eye Treatment - £1200
Liposuction - £3500
Rhinoplasty - £4000
Varicose Vein Removal £2500

Just a glance at these prices will be enough to deter many people from considering medical care outside of the NHS. But it may be worth looking into the many finance plans offered by private healthcare providers. Spreading the cost of treatment over several years can really make all the difference.

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