NHS Breast Reduction Surgery Date Confirmed - Liverpool, GB
- updated 2 months ago
Hi! I read a lot of reviews on here but this is...
- 21 May 2013
- 19 days pre
I am 22 years old, 134lbs and 5ft 3. My boobs are a 34F and sometimes a G.
I initially went to my doctor in October. She was awful. Told me I would grow to love my chest and I just needed to lose weight ( at the time I weighed 145lbs but was by no means overweight. a UK size 10.
I was very upset. She did however refer me to a physiotherapist. I completed 10 weeks of physio which eased my back and shoulder pain but didn't rid me of it completely. I went back to the doctor at the end of Feb. A different doctor. He was very understanding and referred me to a plastic surgeon.
Appointment with plastic surgeon was terrifying, I stupidly went alone. But he told me then and there after inspecting me that I was eligible for the surgery and I would be put on the list. I did have to have photos of my breasts taken.
This morning I received a phone call exactly 2 months after my consultation to give me my date. My preop consultation is 2 weeks from today and my surgery is the Monday afterwards!
I'm just so excited!! I hope this wasn't too long winded! I intend on posting pictures but I'm just a bit nervous!
Boobs on the brain!
- 24 May 2013
- 16 days pre
What type of scars will I have lollipop or anchor?
Will I have drains?
When can I drive?
When can I fly?
How long do I need someone to look after me?
Why type and size of post-op bra should I buy?
What wil the anaesthetic be like?
How often will I be visiting the hospital afterwards?
Sorry for bombarding but if anyone can answer the more general questions I would really appreciate it. Also I intend on posting pics tomorrow.
My operation is in Liverpool but as I am a student here I would like to return to Ireland for the summer months. But as my op is in June I don't know how often il have to return to the hospital for check ups and how soon I can travel even though its only a very short flight (40mins).
Apologies for the long entry I'm just booby mad at the moment which I shouldn't be as I'm currently sitting my final exams at university. So much going on!!! Xxx
- 26 May 2013
- 14 days pre
I went to my GP who was a b*tch and told me to basically go away and lose a stone. She did refer me to physio and I completed 10 weeks for my back and shoulder pain.
A few months later I went to another GP. He asked my about physical pain and emotional distress. I spoke honestly and openly about the attention I received and how my huge boobies affected my sex life with my bf because I though they we like granny t*ts. He asked me to remove my top (kept bra on) to see my chest. Weighed me and took my height.
Your BMI must be under 25 which mine is. He referred me to a plastic surgeon.
Plastic surgeon appointment. They weighed me and took my height. I went over everything I said to the GP. He asked to examine me (minus bra) there was always a female nurse present to make sure everything was above board.
This was terrifying for me and I was extremely nervous and shaking. I didn't cry but was very close as I found this very over wheeling. He said I fit all the criteria but he would need to speak to the surgeon who was carrying out the surgery who was his superior.
Then a second doctor came in. So I was topless infront of 3 people... Eek!
He ask me to show him infront of a mirror what size I would like and positioning. He suggested a life rather than a reduction and I said that was not what I wanted. I wanted a reduction and lift wouldn't suffice so he then said that was fine and I would receive a date in the post.
I received a phone call 2 months later with a date for 3 weeks time.
They did state I shouldn't plan to have a child in the next 4-5years. Also I believe you shouldn't be on birth control either. My doctor didn't tell me this but a friend told me that she was told to stop taking the pill in order to have her BR.
I think that's everything NHS related. This all happened within a couple of months. Also it is dependent on where u live. I am in the north west so just because I was given the go ahead here doesn't mean if I lived in Surrey I would be ok-ed there.
I hope this is useful for UK girlies. The waiting lists aren't years long and the main part of the criteria is your weight as shoulder grooves, discomfort, back pain etc are all a given for us big boobies girlies. If ur GP says no GO TO ANOTHER ONE! They do no have the power to say yes or no it is the plastic surgeons job! Badger them but do make sure u fit the majority of the criteria otherwise u are wasting your time!
Sorry for the long post xxxx
- 28 May 2013
- 12 days pre
Also I've been exercising everyday and trying to lose a few lbs before the surgery as I know that I won't be able to do anything for a while and my friend said that my boobs looked smaller. Is it possible that I go to my preop and they tell me I no longer qualify if my boobs have shrunk? I don't think they have tbh..
The doctor did say at my first meeting with him that I wasn't "overly big" so now I'm worried they'll change their minds.
Also mum has booked time off to come and stay with me for a week 2 days preop and 5 post op. I think I'm more worried about her amusing herself in a city she doesn't know than the actual operation...
I keep having boob related dreams too. And they are Cra-ZAY! lol.
As I'm not telling anyone about my op except my par3ents,bf, sister and best friend I'm really worried if someone asks me directly if I've had them done. If someone says I look diff il say I've lost weight. But if someone says have u had a boob reduction... I don't want to lie to their face but I also don't want to tell anyone so in quite torn.. What to do. What to do!
Il stop being a ranty pants now. This day next week I will have had my preop!!! Eek! Also final uni exam is on Friday! So many massive changes!! It's frightening!!
- 3 Jun 2013
- 6 days pre
- 4 Jun 2013
- 5 days pre
This isnt putting me off the op or the surgeon but I am just a bit frustrated as I would have liked to see my PS today as I really want to reiterate that i want TINY boobs. They just took my blood/ pee and nose &throat swabs. My last appointment which as at the end of march was when I saw my PS and to be honest it was really overwhelming and I couldn't remember how much he said he could remove or what type of incisions he would use. I did ask the Dr this today and he said it would mostly likely be anchor incisions and drains wouldn't be used.. Uh just a bit frustrating.
Anyway only 6 sleeps. I'm currently cleaning my house top to bottom and slowly making a shopping list of things to get in. so if anyone has any suggestions:
currently I am thinking:
lots of fruits and veg
senokot (gross I know lol)
button up PJs
- 6 Jun 2013
- 3 days pre
- 8 Jun 2013
- 1 day pre
The sun will come out TOMORROW
- 9 Jun 2013
- 1 day pre
I HAVE SMALL TITS!!
- 10 Jun 2013
- Day of treatment
Arrived at 8am
Op was about 920
3.5 hrs longs
195g from right And 280g from left i think thts a rough guide
Felt sick waking & been sleepin on Nd off since
1 day post op
- 11 Jun 2013
- 1 day post
- 13 Jun 2013
- 3 days post
I keep getting vibrations in my chest google said its muscle spasms. Its a bit weird but im glad to know its normal. Swelling has reduced so ny bandages are starting to gap. I dont know what to do as im not meant to touch them. In just afraid that infection will somehow get in. Not wearing a bra but just a busty top in the day. And nothing in the evening. Hope u are all doing well.
- 18 Jun 2013
- 8 days post
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- 8 days post
- 20 Jun 2013
- 10 days post
2 week update
- 24 Jun 2013
- 14 days post
- 24 Jun 2013
- 14 days post
- 1 Jul 2013
- 21 days post
Ive had time to be critical of my new boobs and dont get me wrong these bad boys are WAY superior to the sacks i was lugging about before i notice my right breast is noticeably larger than my left and my areola is almost an upside down tear shape (see pics). Also my gross crease is still grossing me out. This is the only area which is giving me any kind of discomfort or pain. I hope it flattens out im not that bothered but it would be nice to be flat.
I had a small opening under my left boob at the cleavage. I cleaned it, put antiseptic on and gauze and called the PS. Nurse said let air at it so i have done and it looks to be closing up... Slowly. My boobs have def softened to a more booby shape and are less stuck on looking. I have attached pics. I feel so blessed to have had this surgery and my recovery has been nothing short of glorious however i do think if i had paid for my op the way some of u ladies had i would be a LOT more bothered about my crease and big right boob lol. But as it was free i do feel so lucky and should i wish to have any revisions later (which i highly doubt) i can go private for that!
Sorry for the spiel! I hope you are all recovering well and dont think i am being ungrateful.
Does my opening look ok?
Has anyone else got a gross boob crease lol?
ALSO when should i show my bf? He hasnt seen them yet and i dont wana wait too long but idont want to frighten him! Eek
5 weeks on
- 15 Jul 2013
- 1 month post
No other big news. I do have a few loose stitches poking out so i was naughty and used tweezers and small scissors to trim them. When i grasped the end of the stitch with the tweezer and pulled a bit like a knotted bit appeared... Is that normal???
My crease is healing well it can just be painful to sleep on. The small unhealed opening on my lefty is all closed up an healing well. The one small ridiculous thing i am frustrated with is my drain scar on my right hand side . Its quite high and into my armpit so when i wear sleevesleas clothes it looks like a big pimple. What can i put on it to make it go away?? My left drain was really low so the scar is covered by bra.
Anyways thats all for now i have attached pics too and invite any questions and def answers to mine!! Thanks xx
P.s nipple sensitivity is under control but have to avoid the fridge aisles in the supermarket still!
6 week mark
- 25 Jul 2013
- 1 month post
I dont think many people are following my story any longer but i do hope this can help at least 1 girl! I really adore t new boobs my bf is sick of hearing me talk about how much i love them :)
He is also really pleased with them! I would far more prefer to show people my boobs now with my scars than before with my horrible massive boobs! I still cant quite believe that ive has this done i half feel like I might wake up with massive boobs again!
This really is a dream come true!!
- 27 Jul 2013
- 1 month post
4& 1/2 months later (20 weeks)
- 26 Oct 2013
- 4 months post
P.s the red link between my boobs was cuz of my bra that's not a scar lol
My PS is an NHS doctor what he lacks in personality he makes up for in skills. I am very pleased with my results. He is very talented and quite forthright in telling you what he thinks is best. I would recommend him 100%. I now have beautiful breasts. He isn't a talker but then again he is a PS not a psychiatrist. Direct and informative answers given to my questions. From first consult to operation day was 10 weeks and this is on the NHS. Operation was completely free. No payment at all. I saw Mr Koshy at the first consult for 10 mins, then before the op to mark me up for 10 mins and then at my post op for 10mins.