Im 5'3 and 10stone Im36D Could I Get a Boob Job on the NHS? Iv Got a 4 Month Baby,I Suffer with Pain?

'm 5'3 and i weigh 10 stone. I'm a size 36D/36DD breast. I suffer with really bad back ache and my breast get sore in the creses when I get hot and sweaty? Iv got a 4 month old baby and find it hard to bend and pick her up sometimes. Could I Get a Boob Job on the NHS?

Doctor Answers 4

Breast reduction coverage

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It sounds like you are inquiring about having a breast reduction covered by the NHS.   It is sometimes covered by health insurance plans in the United States.  It can be a long and difficult process though.  I can't speak to the NHS policies.


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You sound like you have your hands full with the baby. If you have help at home I would investigate the surgery a little further

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance

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     Breast reduction is sometimes covered by insurance in the US, if you can remove enough tissue and you are symptomatic.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Could I Get a Boob Job on the NHS?

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I cannot tell from your narrative what kind of procedure you ask about. Your question is in a breast lift section, and a breast lift will correct sagging, but will not do anything regarding back pain. It would be considered a cosmetic procedure,, and would not be covered by insurers in the USA.

If you are asking about a breast reduction, that might be a covered procedure. At your height and  weight, using a common guideline in our country the minimum amount of reduction in size would be a bit over 350 cc-think 12 fluid ounces. That may leave you quite smaller than you would like. 

Best best is to consult with a NHS surgeon and find out the rules there. All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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