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

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.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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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
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Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance

     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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Could I Get a Boob Job on the NHS?

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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