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Breast enlargement on the nhs

17 January 2007 at 2:47

Hi girls. I had a breast enlargement on the NHS 18months ago. Not many people know it is available but if you are severely flatchested (like I was) if you go to your GP they will refer you onto a waiting list. This is not something highly publicised as you could imagine because its tax payers money at the end of the day. I was a 32AA and now I'm a 32C which I was very happy with I feel much more womanly now! The surgeons on the NHS are also the most experienced and highly qualified. My GP told me that when people come back with horror storys from abroad etc it is the NHS that rectify it with the best surgeons and the most experience. So on the whole not only is it completely free but you also get one of the best plastic surgeons in the country doing the surgery for you! I could never have afforded 3-4k I was 18 when they carried out the surgery so I didn't have that much money lying around I am just so thankful it was made available for me. Although I was on the waiting list at 17 and had the operation 2 months after my 18th birthday. The same process applys with nose augmentation/nose job. you can get that on the NHS also. Good luck to anyone considering cosmetic surgery in the near future xxx

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20 January 2007 at 0:33

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Hi, ive been thinking about having breast enhancement myself as ive had three lumps removed from my breasts in the past 3 years and thats left me quite unhappy with how i look. Im only 24 and would like some confidence back. I wasnt sure how i go about getting on the nhs waitng list. Did u just make an appointment with your gp and disscuss things and then you got referred? Was it very painfull and how long did it take for the swelling and pain to stop?x

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8 February 2007 at 13:47

Fat people?
I think larger women tell thereselves men prefer larger size 14 women to make themselves feel better!!
Isnt it strange that page 3 women,and all the fhm ,nuts mags etc are full of perfect size 8-10 models,with not a inch of fat!!
If these were replaced with size 14 women like you im sure the mags would NOT be selling!!
Kid yourselves all you like,men much prefer slim women!

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8 February 2007 at 14:32
In response to tanyab3

Fat people?
I think larger women tell thereselves men prefer larger size 14 women to make themselves feel better!!
Isnt it strange that page 3 women,and all the fhm ,nuts mags etc are full of perfect size 8-10 models,with not a inch of fat!!
If these were replaced with size 14 women like you im sure the mags would NOT be selling!!
Kid yourselves all you like,men much prefer slim women!

Not all men like thin womaen!
there are more men than you think that love big women, my ex left me for a bigger woman,big is beautiful to some men as are slim women too,it may not be healthy to be too big but same as if you got to skinny, men like different things in a woman and some arent bothered by looks and look for the beauty with in,i think actress dawn french is wonderful she is pretty and has a great personaliy and funny! i am not kidding myself as im happy being big and my guy loves me the way i am,

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8 February 2007 at 19:47
In response to fatbird

Not all men like thin womaen!
there are more men than you think that love big women, my ex left me for a bigger woman,big is beautiful to some men as are slim women too,it may not be healthy to be too big but same as if you got to skinny, men like different things in a woman and some arent bothered by looks and look for the beauty with in,i think actress dawn french is wonderful she is pretty and has a great personaliy and funny! i am not kidding myself as im happy being big and my guy loves me the way i am,

Big???? what's classed as big anyway??
I'm sure your guy does love you hunny - as does mine. And considering I'm a MASSIVE size 14 and an old bag of 37 - I haven't done bad in getting a 29yr old, fit bloke have I???

(Besides - dunno how tall you are and what build you are but considering I am 5ft 8" am large frame, I would look ridiculous at a size 8 - especially considering my feet are size 8!!).

Slim - lovely. Skinny - frigging horrible!!!

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9 February 2007 at 16:50

Hello
i'm new to this, just wondering what you said to your GP to allow you to have a boob job, i'm nearly 17 and very flat chested and i am considering asking my GP xx

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9 February 2007 at 18:55

Wow
I was very shocked at how this topic went... I dont understand why you all got so bitchy towards this girl. Surely we should be happy that another 'one of us' found a way to get around the system and have surgery on an area of the body that ALL women can relate to.
Then she kindly came on here to tell others in the situation that it is avaliable if you qualify for them. As someone else said it sounds like jealousy through and through.....

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9 February 2007 at 18:57
In response to soon2bd

Wow
I was very shocked at how this topic went... I dont understand why you all got so bitchy towards this girl. Surely we should be happy that another 'one of us' found a way to get around the system and have surgery on an area of the body that ALL women can relate to.
Then she kindly came on here to tell others in the situation that it is avaliable if you qualify for them. As someone else said it sounds like jealousy through and through.....

This reply was meant for
the argument about 'boob job on NHS'

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16 February 2007 at 14:29

Breast enlargements
Hi Littlediva
My daughter feels the same as you did, she has very small breasts unlike me as i am a gg cup or a h. All the girls in my family are big boobed. My daughter went to see her doctor and explained how unhappy she was and when he examined her, he agreeed that they had no firmness to them and were staggy. He then told her that the nhs no longer did this operations even if the women was dissfigured. Please could you advise me what she could do next as she broke her heart when she phoned me.

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18 February 2007 at 12:47

Very well put
thanks Tanya. the woman says she doesn't want to appear unsymathetic yet she had earlier called me just some airhead who wanted my boobs done to go clubbing???? if thats not jealously i don't know what is.
You are all jealous at the end of this day and this is getting out of hand. Who are any of you to say I didn't research clinics and methods and different ways into BA - I did. From birth I was genetically programmed to be short and dumpy with no womanly features what so ever, growing up have you any idea what it was like seeing all my friends growing and become young women while I was on hormone injections??? why don't you all stop and think before you call me stupid or an airhead because you don't know the first thing about me. I;m not some girl who just wanted bigger boobs - I HAD NO BOOBS? what part of that don't you understand. I have been insulted and ridiculed since my first post. and to think i came on here to help other young women who had gone through a similar thing to me. OI was a worthy candidate for BA on the nhs, just because I got it free and all of you didn't doesn't mean I'm bragging. If me posting my story has helped just one depressed girl then I'm happy. Continue to call me what you like I'm past caring, but why don't you all go get a life. SAD OLD WOMEN!

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18 February 2007 at 12:51

Thanks
I came on here to help people yet all i do is get ridiculed by vain middle aged women stricken with jealously. I got it on the nhs because I deserved it, they don't know me or what I've been through so who are they to judge, im past caring now anyway. Thanks for your post

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18 February 2007 at 12:59
In response to scotland7

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Hi Littlediva
My daughter feels the same as you did, she has very small breasts unlike me as i am a gg cup or a h. All the girls in my family are big boobed. My daughter went to see her doctor and explained how unhappy she was and when he examined her, he agreeed that they had no firmness to them and were staggy. He then told her that the nhs no longer did this operations even if the women was dissfigured. Please could you advise me what she could do next as she broke her heart when she phoned me.

Hi hope i can help
hi where about are you from?? I know the NHS have different policies from trust to trust. Don't be fooled by doctors though - alot of them will lie to you. I had to see 3 seperate GPs before the third refered me, be ready for a long wait too. I waited 6 months just to see a surgeon who would take a look at me. Followed by another year on the waiting list. You may find in trusts where the NHS are in a substancial amount of debt they would freeze operations like this. But they cannot completly remove them as post-cancer women have breast reconstructions on the NHS - this is quite common. Your gp may have said that because he/she didn't think your daughter was an extreme case - my surgeon told me on several occasions the nhs will only consider women of a complete extreme and unique case where surgery is the only option for both phyical and emotional wellbeing. I knew from a young age I'd never grow breast so surgery was enivitable for me. I'm just glad its all over now and I can get on with my life. Ask to see another doctor. a female doctor will understand better! Make sure your daughter explains just how depressed it makes her and how unhappy she is, when I went I said I knew someone who was on a waiting list for it so they'd have to refer me. Tell her to tell the doctor she knows someone whos been refered, hope this works. do let me know and good luck!! xxx

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18 February 2007 at 13:03

Liar
you say you don't want to appear unsympathetic yet you earlier called me a stupid airhead who had it done so i could go clubbing with me mates. YOU DON'T KNOW ME!! go get a life you jealous middle aged woman, you've got a medical degree??? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH! GO GET A LIFE

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18 February 2007 at 13:06
In response to soon2bd

Wow
I was very shocked at how this topic went... I dont understand why you all got so bitchy towards this girl. Surely we should be happy that another 'one of us' found a way to get around the system and have surgery on an area of the body that ALL women can relate to.
Then she kindly came on here to tell others in the situation that it is avaliable if you qualify for them. As someone else said it sounds like jealousy through and through.....

Thankyou
the ring leader her is tracey. shes riddled with jealousely yet she claims to have a medical degree. I think she needs a new personality because her attitude stinks.

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18 February 2007 at 18:06

Really
The first thing my doctor said to me when I told her I was considering a BA was that it was not available on the NHS - she made that very clear. I was a bit confused as I thought that if you were very flat you could get help but she made out it would never be an option - regardless of being flat or not! I know that they don't publicise it for obvious reasons, but they should really make it clear so that people now what to expect from their doctors and the NHS.

I'm pleased that you managed to get the help. To be honest I am getting married in July and would like the op before then so at least if I pay I have more control over when I have it.

xx

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19 February 2007 at 12:43

Mental illness not recognised
I think what some people don't understand is that if something is affecting you mentally, as in depression then this is just as valid an illness as a physical one, no one would choose to have depression.

Anyway, I'm really glad to have found someone who has been able to get implants on the NHS, I have been wanting to see my GP about this for some years now but have not had the courage, I couldn't face having to show them what the problem is. I breast fed all 3 of my children for around 8 months each, when breastfeeding my breasts went up to a DD, my breasts are now covered in stretch marks, (as is my belly) and are so very saggy, I feel like a freak, I wouldn't mind so much if I could wear a push up bra but because the skin is really loose they just flop about.

If I was confident that I might seriously be considered for this surgery then I would think about building up the confidence to humiliate myself and see my GP.

Having done my research my PCT's stance on breast augmentation is this

'This procedure is not available on cosmetic grounds. Refer only for congenital absence or significant chest wall deformity or significant asymmetry. Revision surgery is permissible where clinically indicated and where the original was carried out under the NHS.'

and yet in a funding meeting they said this

Appeared to be for cosmetic purposes only. No evidence from GP that breast size is cause for depression.''

which would appear to mean that it is posible to get the surgery if causing depression.

I actually would be happy with just a breast lift, does anyone know if this is just as hard to get.

And as for funding this myself, I am already in debt and cannot afford to get any further under.

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19 February 2007 at 16:22

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hi there, my name is gemma, i had an eatin disorder when i was 15 years old, im 23 now and i have breasts like a 12 year old.
iv been told that havin an eatin disorder can cause lost of breast tissue, is that rigth?? iv tyied to get them done on nhs years ago, got 2 see surgon and he said that they could still grow cos i was 18, but now im 23 and there still the same, if not smaller, im off down the doctors again, to try and get them done as it keeps gettin me down, have u got any advice u could give me for when i go to the doctors, as iv found out last time doctors just give ya tablets which isnt sortin the problem out, i just dont feel like a woman, i feel like a kid and i hate it. thanks for your time, and i hope for a reply very soon

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20 February 2007 at 13:01
In response to cutgel

Breast implants
hi there, my name is gemma, i had an eatin disorder when i was 15 years old, im 23 now and i have breasts like a 12 year old.
iv been told that havin an eatin disorder can cause lost of breast tissue, is that rigth?? iv tyied to get them done on nhs years ago, got 2 see surgon and he said that they could still grow cos i was 18, but now im 23 and there still the same, if not smaller, im off down the doctors again, to try and get them done as it keeps gettin me down, have u got any advice u could give me for when i go to the doctors, as iv found out last time doctors just give ya tablets which isnt sortin the problem out, i just dont feel like a woman, i feel like a kid and i hate it. thanks for your time, and i hope for a reply very soon

Hi gemma
i see alot of myself in you we have similar stories I just think the surgeon I seen was abit more sympathetic. I think the fact I was an emotional wreck over it helped - but all this was geniune - I didn't make myself cry hysterically it just all came out. When the surgeon looked at me it was the first time I'd shown someone my body since my mum used to bath me when I was a kid. I'd been with my boyfriend then for over a year and I couldn't even bare to show him the anxiety and sadness I felt over my body was just so overpowering I couldn't bare to show anyone. Just showing the surgeon was still today one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, I had put up any emotional brick wall there since I was about 13 after I noticed all my friends growing and changing from then on I just spiraled into depression over it all. Thankfully I only had to show myself once, even on the day of surgery the surgeon only touched me after I'd been put to sleep. I knew there are probably girls who would try to get breast implants for cosmetic purposes but this is something I needed desperately and I would have ended up paying with a loan when I was 18 if they didn't accept me. You are more than worthy of this operation, all I can say is showing your emotions helps and this goes for any woman, like I keep saying when I went the surgeons told me they only consider women of an extreme case, these being women who have never grown breast due to conditions such as the ones I had being a premature baby and being genetically programmed to be built under average, post pregnancy women who have breasts but no fat left, and post cancer women who are given a full reconstruction. You can't get a BA if you're an A Cup and you just feel you're too small - Don't even bother wasting your time. All I can say is keep trying, see a different GP, tell the surgeon (if you get the referal) that you cannot go on living like this and the anxiety you are feeling is ruining your life, you don't feel like a woman etc. Some jealous members have gone as far to say i didn't deserve this operation because I was some 18yr old airhead- I had never experienced this before as girls who know me know how bad I was and how much I had wanted and deserved this, you may get the odd person making bitchy comments but don't listen to them its all just jealously ok?? good luck hun and please don't hesistate to contact me letting me know how you get on, women shouldn't suffer the way we have done, we are not seeking vanity like 99% of the women who have BA privately, we have never had breasts like most of them who just seek bigger ones, we are trapped in a childs body and they seem to have a problem understanding that. Good luck and big hugs xxxx

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21 February 2007 at 20:50

Can i please just remind everyone....
WHY this post was written in the first place, they story of a young lady who had significant problems and depression,and this is why professionals decided she was an accepted case to have breast augmentation on the NHS.

Everyone posting on here is just battling against something they dont like and dont agree with,so,if you dont like the idea of people getting breast implants on the NHS,then simply..go to another forum,maybe one titled, i dont agree with...bla bla bla,and have your own personal opinions waffled in there.

So,back to the original post. Apollgies for going on before, I have been bullied for years for not having breasts. i am tall and very slim, i have a very high metabloism and I have had many women be bitchy ect...and physical bullying to add to it, i have never been happy with my weight but i am one of those cases where i am naturally slim and have a very high metabolism.

I have just been reffered to the ccp for NHS breast implants, I am crossing my fingers so so hard because If I get them I dont feel like when I look in the mirror ill see a skinny lanky runt anymore,ill see a woman staring back at me,and this would make my self confidence and every day life so much happier and easier and better.

Thankyou so much littlediva, for posting this thread. i have been searching high and low for a story of someone who had their boobs done on NHS,and you have made my night, I have also sent you personal email.

So if you havent had any of the problems any of these girls have had ,or myself...If you are over a aa cup and quite happy with your appearance and it is not effecting your life....bog off ,lol ...kudos littlediva xoxo

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22 February 2007 at 0:36

Please calm down ladies
I totally sympathise with anyone who is generally dpressed about the size of their breasts due to eating disorders/premature birth etc etc and i dont think th
at it is wrong to have it done on the NHS in those extreeme cases, i myself know of somebody who had it done on the NHS as her self confidence was literally 6 foot under, it wasnt just because she felt her breasts were to small, she felt child like, ugly, worthless etc etc... she was geniunely very very depressed.

I myself am paying for mine and im having it done with Harley Medical at the end of march. Im paying because im not ill, im not depressed, i just feel that mine are too small and i lack in confidence. full stop.

Lets all just take a deep breath and accept that everyone on here has different lives, different pasts, different circumstances and NOBODY can judge anybody unless they truly know them.

Godd luck to you all (both those having it done on the NHS and those having them done private) ....we all deserve to be happy ... dont we??????

OH and HUG!!!(WELL DONE MUMZIE!)

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