Anyone from the UK?

  • rosie3522
  • 1 year ago

I'm 19 with 28GG breasts and i've been considering surgery for about a year now, but i'm absolutely terrified!  literally everything about the procedure is scaring me at the moment: the cost, the scars, how long they'd take to heal, what i'd say to co-workers and family and friends and arghhhh it's so scary!   just wondered if anyone had any experience in the UK as i've done some research into cost and everything but i'd really like some first hand experience if that's possible.   thanks!

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Well having had mu dressing off and ween the 1 week postop result, I can definitely recommend Mr Yii who operated on me at the BMI Lincoln but also operates at private hospitals in Leicester
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Hi uk ladies. I'm due to have my reduction on the nhs on 12th march In sheffield. Is there many people on here that have had a good experience with the nhs. I am worrying now with all this talk of infection. It seems most go private.
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Hi Juicy Like any surgery infection is a risk/complication and needs to be factored ino your decision. The NHS is a great institution but he reality is there is a hospital acquired infection challenge that is even in the standards for the Health and Social Care Act to reduce. The beauty of private is you get to decide where you go and can research the options. Btw, you do have the right under patient choice to request your procedure in a private hospital under the NHS now. Go to NHS England website to check it out. Good luck in March S x
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that is good info, did not know that. my friend had her BR on the NHS but it was contracted out to a private hospital.
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Thank you unfortunately it said on my funding letter from that my treatment is strictly prohibited to a nhs hospital only. So nhs is the only way for me. The consultant who I saw does do private work to so I'm hoping all should be ok. Fingers crossed xx
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i am sure you will be fine, i would take an eye mask and ear plugs for sleeping on a ward though.
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I will do thanks for that. How are you doing now peediewife has your tummy settled xx
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Hi I agree- you will be fine God luck x
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I had my surgery on the NHS in an NHS hospital & it was fine. I think people who go private probably get more thorough consultations & aftercare (I only had 1 post-op appointment at the hospital after 1 week, and the next will be after 6 weeks), and I did find some of the information I was given wasn't partiularly helpful. But I have to say the actual experience in the hospital was fantastic. I was very nervous because I have had less nice experiences in other hospitals, but I was well cared for, and checked on regularly, and well protected against infections. Good luck :-)
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Thanks for that makes me feel much better xx
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Hi all I am now two weeks ( today) recovery from BR. I had wanted to do this for 20 years and am so glad I did. I was a 36 full E cup and am now. Cute 34/36 B or C cup. Not sure which as I am still swollen. I went to Bulgaria for my surgery to a private hospital in Sofia, called Tokuda. It is part of a Japanese chain of hospitals and has 1000 beds and all medical and surgical specialties. I had a fantastic experience and am ecstatic with my results. The cost was less than £2,200 GP including airfare and accommodation! Including 4 nights hospital stay. I cannot recommend the hospital highly enough and it was a million times better than the NHS. There is no MRSA or C.diff hospital acquired infections. Do not be seduced into thinking the NHS is good and abroad is bad. It's a crock! People in these other countries have cosmetic surgery too, and survive. The media love to tell the awful stories which are the exception. Going abroad was the best decision I have taken and my recovery has been without dram. BTW I am 50. My friend also had her BR done at the same time and my sister came and had upper and lower lid blephroplasty which was exceptionally good. Don't let the cost of UK prices make you wIt. Go abroad if you get a good recommendation. I cannot wait to go bra shopping and the pains in my neck have gone. I have a very serious back problem ( spinal cord tumour) and before they would let me have the op I saw a professor of neurosurgery to give me the go ahead. Pre op - I had mammogram, chest X-Ray, ECG, allergy tests, blood and urine teats, a cardiology consultation, met the anaesthetist and their team as well as the plastic surgeon and team. I felt so safe as nothing was left to chance and they were so thorough. S x
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Well done you, I did consider going abroad but wondered about how long you stay in the country for follow up etc? felt I would rather be at home for that. How long were you there, how long until you flew home and how was after care covered?
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Hi there I was in Bulgaria for 12 days in all and flew home 8 days after surgery with advice from the surgeon. They would not operate unless you agreed with their post surgery conditions. On the morning of the flight we were seen by the ps and had dressings checked and changed. I contacted my GP surgery before going and asked the practice nurse to remove my stitches on the 10 th day after surgery and it was not a problem at all. To be honest there is not a lot of aftercare required as whilst it is a long op it is tissue damage and not really too invasive. As a UK citizen you can always go to the NHS if there are further problems, but very unlikely. One of the things I would say about Tokuda hospital is that the hygiene and clinical techniques were superb. The drains were in for 3 days and whilst they were in we were kept as in- patients. In addition due to my daily meds I bled a lot whilst in surgery and they gave me a 5 days course of IV antibiotics to be on the safe side. Really, if I needed an op on the NHS I would go to Tokuda hospital. I used to be a nurse and was a Director in the NHS, and I personally would rather go abroad because of the lack of hospital acquired infection, which to me is extremely important. S x
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Agreed, it was one of the reasons I went private, I am also ex-NHs staff and not a fan of NHS hospital standards.
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Had my BR done on NHS 30th November, one the of best things I have done for myself, do not be afraid, I found having my Wisdom Teeth removed much more distressing! I am healing well, still not lifting heavy weights though!
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Yes, the wisdom teeth thing is pants! So glad you got an NHS reduction and are doing well. I had one 37 years ago and it was fantastic, but now I need another one I am going private as I was lucky enough to have some money squirrelled away.
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Why do you need another Reduction? I was hoping the once was enough?
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Read my review
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Just posting to bump this discussion for any newbies from the UK!
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Hi, I am from the UK (manchester to be exact), I am 20 years old with 30K breasts. I have recently been given funding from the NHS to reduce the size of my breasts as they are causing medical problems on top of the life long medical conditions I have already got. Does anyone know what happens next? And whether a catheter is required for toilet needs in theatre? x
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Hi there, I'm not from the UK but in the US and I had my BR 10 days ago. I can tell you based on my experience the use of a catheter is typically based on the length of time you are under general anesthesia. That is the way it was explained to me as I was quite uncomfortable upon hearing from my surgical nurse that I would be catheterized as my procedure was going to be so long (planned as 4.5h and ended up being closer to 5.25h). I was told this maybe 10 minutes before I was walked into the operating room so at that point I figured there wasn't much I could do, right? LOL. I had no residual pain from the catheter and I remember nothing related to it other than being informed by the surgical nurse at pretty much the last minute. Hope that info is helpful to you.
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Thank you for replying to me! How is your recovery going? The thought of them putting in a catheter freaks me out abit haha I'm not very comfortable with it but I doubt there would be anything I can do about it :/ hope your surgery went well xxx
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My recovery has been a very good one so far, thanks. If they hadn't pre-told me about the catheter, I never would have known. I didn't have any feeling/indication after surgery that it had been inserted or removed. My advice would be to put it out of your mind entirely as you're right there's nothing you can do about it :-)
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Should not think you will be catherterised, in the UK the surgery takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours. So glad you are being NHS funded, same think happened to me 37 years ago when I was 19. Just one word of warning, get them made nice and small because if you experience pregnancy, weight gain etc in later life you may find that like me, it all goes onto the boobs. I am back to a G cup and having a second reduction in January. I was a D cup after my first surgery and very slim, so it may have been better to have got a B to C cup first time.
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I'm glad your recovery is going great :) how is the pain? Is it bad? And I think I may put it to the back of my mind :) thanks x
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