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To think it's pretty selfish to be going for n NHS breast reduction right now?

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123HereComesTheSun Tue 23-Feb-21 21:35:19

Is this really essential surgery for a perfectly healthy person?

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Littlefluffyclouds13 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:36:42

Yes, 100%
Hope that helps.

cataclysmiclife Tue 23-Feb-21 21:36:51

The NHS wouldn't provide a procedure that wasn't required.

Also it's non of your business.

HermioneWeasley Tue 23-Feb-21 21:37:57

If the NHS are doing it, it must be medically necessary. They won’t do it for cosmetic reasons (unless you’re trans)

flowersWB Tue 23-Feb-21 21:39:11

Surely if the reduction has been approved then it's necessary for the health and well-being of the recipient?
I'm not sure how much demand there has been for plastic surgeons in the covid wards?
Possibly business as usual in Plastic surgery...

Level32 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:39:53

Breast enlargement - probably no.
Breast reduction - 1000% yes!

Level32 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:40:52

I meant 100% but actually, 1000% expresses how necessary it is when you have crippling back pain daily from the extra weight.

WineInTheWillows Tue 23-Feb-21 21:41:15

YABU. Large breasts can cause crippling back pain.

Crystalcrazy Tue 23-Feb-21 21:41:59

Not selfish at all, if it will improve their quality of life just be happy for them smile

WineInTheWillows Tue 23-Feb-21 21:42:10

Cross post @Level32

luxxlisbon Tue 23-Feb-21 21:42:46

YABU and none of your business.

MrBullinaChinaShop Tue 23-Feb-21 21:43:17

The NHS are the ones deciding whether it’s necessary or not, and they’ve obviously decided that it is.

Izzy24 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:43:39

Crippling neck, back, shoulder pain.

Definitely essential surgery.

TooYoungToNotice Tue 23-Feb-21 21:43:40

The NHS wouldn't be doing it on a perfectly healthy person. You can't just rock up and ask for smaller boobs. If someone is having this done then their life will be being seriously impacted by their breast size, so of course they need it.

Emeraldshamrock Tue 23-Feb-21 21:44:09

Yes of course it is.
I imagine it is tough on your back.

Aahotep Tue 23-Feb-21 21:44:18

Having very large breasts can cause a lot of pain and they only approve surgery if it's really bad.
So no it's not selfish.

skippy67 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:44:25


TheBabyAteMyBrain Tue 23-Feb-21 21:44:27

Mind your own tits love.

ellenpartridge Tue 23-Feb-21 21:44:30

Yabu the patient obviously isn't perfectly healthy or she wouldn't be needing this and getting it on NHS?

whenwillthemadnessend Tue 23-Feb-21 21:44:47

Yes Yrbu

KeepWashingThoseHands Tue 23-Feb-21 21:45:47

Wind your neck in. Non-essential to you could be life debilitating chronic pain and all sorts to someone else.

I know lockdown is boring but can you find another hobby.

Cynthia13 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:46:52

Yabu. End of. You obviously have no idea of the complications large breasts can cause. Please educate yourself.

Vallmo47 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:47:21

YABVU, if it applied to you it would be a different story.

chinateapot Tue 23-Feb-21 21:47:25

If it’s being done on the NHS it will not be being done on a “perfectly healthy person”. It will be to meet a health need. It was hard to get these covered by the NHS pre-pandemic, can only imagine it’s even tougher now

user143677433 Tue 23-Feb-21 21:47:29


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