Breast implants are booming in popularity. Largely, this is due to the increase in safety, and the dramatic reduction in cost.
There are two basic types of breast implant - either the surgeon will use a purely silicon implant, or they will use an implant that is filled with saline, for a more natural feel. The improvements in the technology mean that the procedure is shorter and less uncomfortable than ever. You will probably be able to return home the day after the operation, and living your life as normal within a week or two!
The surgery itself still involves the use of general anesthetic, and one incision being made on each breast for the implant to be inserted.
When it comes to calculating cost, this will depend on several factors. One of the most important things to consider is where you are based - Harley street surgeons will obviously have higher prices than those found in smaller towns. There are some places where certain people will be able to have breast implants on the NHS. This is very rare, so don't rely on it. However, it might make sense to travel for the surgery, perhaps staying with a relative of friend, since you could save hundreds of pounds.
Nevertheless, a rough idea of prices suggests that you will probably be paying in the region of £3,000 - £5,000.