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How much are typical prices of private medical treatment in South Africa?

Located at the foot of the African continent, South Africa may seem like a long way to go for medical treatment but more and more British women are doing just that.

With low prices, high medical standards, and the prospect of a wonderful holiday, it's easy to see why South Africa is so appealing. A wide variety of medical treatment is available from plastic surgery and weight loss treatment to eye correction procedures and hair transplants.

Prices of private medical treatment in South Africa are typically 35% to 40% lower than in the UK. For example, breast implants cost around £3,000 in South Africa, whereas you can expect to pay over £5,000 for the same treatment in the United Kingdom.

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa control all private medical clinics and hospitals to help maintain high standards of care and treatment. Patients travelling to South Africa for medial treatment should always choose one of the more well-established clinics in the country. Medical tourism can go dramatically wrong if you take a risk with an inexperienced clinic or surgeon. You may save a few hundred pounds but you may pay with your life.

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