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  • I am a 32gg would i get reduction on nhs

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    04-18-2013, 12:32 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
Nobody should pick on you bc of this. However, I've always found it easier to ride and be athletic with a B cup. You will truly enjoy this after you heal. =D
**Prayers for quick healing**
I wouldn't know, I wasn't that small for very long! XD
     
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    04-18-2013, 12:36 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by faye    
I have a bust that is far far larger than yours (UK 32GG which I believe is a US 32 I or J according to most websites), In the past they have caused back pain to the point that the british NHS offered me reduction surgery (which Is very very rare).

However what I have found is that a properly fitting braworks wonders. For many many years I went to M&S who duly measured me up and put me in a 38E. Totaly the wrong size for me. I then found a lovely place called Bravissimo
www.bravissimo.com/
They taught me how to fit a bra properly (NOT with a tape measure), so that 90% of the weight of your bust is carried by the band of the bra and not on your shoulders (which is what gives you back ache).
They also sell bras in my size that don't look like parachute! I only rarly get any pain at all now and its normaly only when I've been riding and not put a sportsbra on!

Before you concider major surgery that will leave you scarred for life, could lead to horrible complications (including the loss of your nipples, the inability to breast feed, misshapen breasts, infections that could lead to the total loss of your breast) and will need redoing if you lose weight, I would highly reccomend looking at the fit of your bra, loseing weight and then if you are still unhappy go for it.

I don't know what similar services are available in the US but in the UK the only bra fitting services I trust are Bravissimo and John Lewis (most of thier bra fitters are trained by bravissimo).

When someone states they are already "freaking out" about a possible surgery, the above serves no constructive purpose at all. Most adults with half a brain are well aware of the risks. It seems to me that some of what you state is more based on YOUR OPINION than actual facts of the risk percentages based on concrete studies. You are also in a different country. Things are different there, as I am well aware. My SIL is a surgeon.
     
    04-18-2013, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
When someone states they are already "freaking out" about a possible surgery, the above serves no constructive purpose at all. Most adults with half a brain are well aware of the risks. It seems to me that some of what you state is more based on YOUR OPINION than actual facts of the risk percentages based on concrete studies. You are also in a different country. Things are different there, as I am well aware. My SIL is a surgeon.
The risks don't really freak me out, this won't be my first surgery, but it will be my first MAJOR one. It being Major is what freaks me out more than any thing. Lets face it, every time you go under for any thing you are taking risks. If I didn't want to take the risks I wouldn't be considering surgery!


     
    04-18-2013, 01:38 PM
  #14
Yearling
I can tell you what the doctor is going to say. If your trying to get this done under insurance. Insurance will not pay for a breast reduction if you are over weight. They will most likely tell you you need to loose x amount of lbs, then you can have the surgery.
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    04-18-2013, 01:45 PM
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I can tell you what the doctor is going to say. If your trying to get this done under insurance. Insurance will not pay for a breast reduction if you are over weight. They will most likely tell you you need to loose x amount of lbs, then you can have the surgery.
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Doctor already said the insurance will pay for it, but I haven't talked to the surgeon yet.
     
    04-18-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
When someone states they are already "freaking out" about a possible surgery, the above serves no constructive purpose at all. Most adults with half a brain are well aware of the risks. It seems to me that some of what you state is more based on YOUR OPINION than actual facts of the risk percentages based on concrete studies. You are also in a different country. Things are different there, as I am well aware. My SIL is a surgeon.
Ask you SIL for a no BS run down of the risks of a reduction. A reduction can be more traumatic than an augmentation depending on the amount taken as for larger breast often the nipple has to be removed entirely and grafted back on, this is more risky as the nipple may or may not redevelop a blood supply like any skin graft

It is not just based on my oppinion, I am relaying the information I was given when I went for a breast reduction. I got right upto going into hospital the night before the op, then backed out. I saw 2 separate surgeons in the UK (one NHS one private, harley street) and one in Belgium (being half belgian I am entitled to healthcare over there too), 3 nurses and a psychologist (nessecary when the NHS are paying for it). I was shown very graphic photos of what can go wrong and the statistics to go with it.
I've also got 3 close relatives who have had reductions, one of whom had complications.

A lot of private surgeons will paint you a nice rosey picture and downplay the risks. NHS surgeons don't have to do that as thier pay cheque is not dictated by how many surgeries the preform.
     
    04-18-2013, 04:21 PM
  #17
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I am a nurse and have been for over 30 years. I am of the opinion that it is not your place to state specific risks of a surgery without knowing the patient, etc. I will continue to think the OP has a brain, is an adult, and can think independently.
     
    04-18-2013, 04:28 PM
  #18
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Hmmm Franknbeans, you and I will have to differ. I believe it is essential that the OP knows what she is letting herself in for and from exeriance I can say surgeons will sugar coat it.
My mother has been a nurse for over 40 years and she tells it like it is. She was very supportive when I wanted to have mine reduced however she has seen 1st hand how wrong it can go!

Non of the risks I stated are specific to any one perticular person. They are the general risks of that type of surgery.

The OP needs to go in with her eyes open and be able to ask the surgeon the right questions to get the right answers (the honest ones).
     
    04-18-2013, 05:11 PM
  #19
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I think a breast reduction would be a good first step in the process of a "healthier you".I

I think getting a reduction will take some weight off and allow you to carry yourself better , your back will better overall, allowing you to get up and do things you love to do. In return, I think you'll be more active and lose more weight too. And, then your knee will feel better because of the weight loss.

Overall, from the outside looking in I think it would be a good choice and something to definitely look into!
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    04-18-2013, 05:41 PM
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I think I'm laughing a little because this thread now sounds like a "My nurse is better than your nurse" playground argument. More sophisticated, of course.

Sorry, carry on. I wish you full support OP!
     

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