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Does anyone know about NHS breast reduction?

(13 Posts)
TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 17-Aug-09 16:03:51

I've been considering going to the GP to ask for a breast reduction for years, but always chickened out at the last minute. I had some reconstructive (purely cosmetic really, but psychologically necessary post birth I think) surgery on my fanjo a couple of years ago, so I suppose I've been putting off asking about the breast reduction as don't want to be passed off as a plastic surgery obsessed narcisist.

But I am really, really fed up of hauling these massive things around with me that are so completely out of proportion to the rest of my body. I'm a 30GG at the moment, and the rest of me is a size 10. I imagine that all people see is a massive pair of breasts walking towards them. I can't run, can't exercise, and feel horribly self concious. No back problems yet, I think, but I do tend to slump and it's probably just a matter of time.

Does anyone know what the NHS criteria are? I suppose it varies depending on the PCT?

And I realise I do just need to go & speak to the GP. But just wondered if anyone here had anything helpful to say before I do, really.

Thanks smile

lou031205 Mon 17-Aug-09 16:11:39

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 17-Aug-09 16:25:53

Thank you smile

Has anyone actually had it done?

popsycal Mon 17-Aug-09 16:31:37

a mner did it recently
dont want to out her incase she does bnot want to be outted - but wil bum this thread up should i see her
(though i suspect she isnt here anymore)

popsycal Mon 17-Aug-09 16:32:04


TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 17-Aug-09 16:33:30

ROFL. Is it Friday already?

Thanks Popsycal

popsycal Mon 17-Aug-09 16:34:22

if you search 'breast reduction' in thread title you should find it

blondissimo Mon 17-Aug-09 17:41:21

In the same boat here though am waiting until after we have dc2 for obvious reasons.
A friend of mine is in the process of getting it done on NHS, but she has been waiting 2 years!!!
She had to go and see a psychiatrist and also a physiotherapist who said that she had seen 70 year olds with better backs!!
But they are still dragging their heels about it.
She is a 30JJ shock!

thesockmonsterofdoom Mon 17-Aug-09 17:52:40

I had it a cou0ple of years ago, bestb thing I ever did.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 17-Aug-09 18:00:36

Thanks, have done a search - lots of experience on here it seems

SockMonster - how was the recovery period? Were you out of action for long?

And shock at 30JJ. Poor woman!

suwoo Mon 17-Aug-09 18:22:58

I've had it too. 14 years ago when I was 19. I was a 28HH as that was the biggest you could get then, suspect I was bigger. I am a 30F still though now.

Best thing I ever did and I am exclusively breastfeeding DC3 grin.

mummc2 Wed 26-Aug-09 20:56:38

Hi bit late on this thread but just noticed and thought i'd add that i had mine done in april - best thing i ever did!

Checkout this website its brilliant BREAST HEALTH

It is mainly americans but there is a uk chat section on the reduction thread which is great for research and just chatting people are so friendly. I live on this site!!!

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 26-Aug-09 23:19:35

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