Bupa Cosmetic Surgery Prices

What is Bupa?

Bupa is a British healthcare company which was founded in the UK in 1947 just one year before the NHS was established. Today Bupa owns healthcare companies all over the world. Bupa offers private healthcare which means its customers must either have private medical insurance, or have the funds to pay for treatments themselves. Probably one of the biggest advantages of undergoing treatment with a company such as Bupa, is that the customer does not have to wait on what can sometimes be a very long NHS waiting list. The majority of treatments carried out at Bupa hospitals are non cosmetic. These treatments are usually to improve quality of life or indeed life saving - for example varicose vein surgery or cancer surgery.

In more recent times however, Bupa has become increasingly popular for non essential treatments. Bupa now offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non surgical. Most forms of cosmetic surgery are not available on the NHS. Only in rare circumstances, where a patient is suffering psychologically or physically, will cosmetic surgery be carried out. This means therefore that most cosmetic surgery is carried out privately.

What Cosmetic Procedures are Offered by Bupa?

Bupa offers various non surgical cosmetic treatments at three specialist centres in the UK. At the London Bank Centre and the Solihull Centre (in the West Midlands) Bupa offers various forms of cosmetic dentistry including tooth whitening, implants and veneers. The West End Centre in West London offers a range of cosmetic skin treatments, including microdermabrasion, acne treatment and laser hair removal.

In 2008 Bupa acquired the large and world renowned Cromwell Hospital in South London. It is from here that Bupa offers an extensive range of surgical cosmetic procedures. The Cromwell specialises in cosmetic surgery of the face, body and breasts. Treatments include nose reshaping, breast augmentation, eyelid surgery and liposuction.

Prices for Non Surgical Cosmetic Treatments:

Prices for any cosmetic procedure, surgical or non surgical, will vary according to the specific treatment required by each patient. Generally though, most treatments will be within similar price bands. Non surgical skin treatments with Bupa can start off as low as £45 for laser hair removal. Acne treatment and microdermabrasion, a procedure that removes dead skin cells and gives the face a more 'youthful' appearance, starts at £60. Skin peels start at £69 and wrinkle treatments start at £199.

Cosmetic dentistry treatment can be very costly. The price of dental implants will vary according to the individual, but can cost between £1,500 and £2,000 per tooth. Veneers cost from £650 per veneer. Tooth whitening, depending on the type of treatment, can cost between £450 and £775. Tooth coloured fillings start at £175.

Prices for Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

The price of surgical treatments will also vary according to the individual needs of the patient. Breast implants cost between £3,400 and £5,000, while breast reduction surgery will cost in the region of £3,700 to £5,500. Eyelid surgery, which involves the removal of excess, baggy skin from the upper eyelids, costs between £2,850 and £3,600. Liposuction will obviously depend on the extent of fat being removed but will usually cost from around £1,550 to £5,000. Nose reshaping or reduction starts at around £3,000 and tummy tucks cost between £3,800 and £5,200.