If you paid for your BR out of pocket, how did you save the money? Or did you get NHS approval?
- Southampton, GB
- Last updated: 8 months ago
Hi all, I'm 22 and at university in the UK. I've wanted a breast reduction for years (30J, 5ft4, 140lbs) but after my funding request got denied by my local CCG for the NHS, I've moved onto the next step in the process: figuring out how to get £5,300 as fast as possible. While I'm studying I can't really get a job on the side, and I have a small amount of my overdraft to clear before my credit score is high. If you paid privately, did you just save bit by bit? Or use one of the payment plans offered by the hospitals? My local Nuffield clinic offers interest free payment for 10 months, but I'm not sure if the interest suddenly jumps up after 10 months or if 10 months is the limit. Either way I can't really afford £530 a month. One girl I spoke to took out a credit card and put it all on that? Not sure how sensible that sounds to me!Alternatively, if you got NHS approval did you get it straight away or did you get rejected and have to appeal? My GP didn't offer me the option to appeal and reading my local CCG guidelines they literally say 'Breast procedures will not be funded'. It's a bit annoying when the NHS is willing to fork out for my physio that's a direct result of my stupid massive boobs.