A WOMAN sold her house to spend £10,000 on a breast reduction after her 34H boobs made her life miserable.
Victoria Marsh suffered from constant pain for 17 years and struggled to pick up her children from school every day – but was told by the NHS she was “not eligible” for surgery.
The 33-year-old explained that her life had been a drudgery due to the size of her bust.
She could never find clothes that fit, and endured endless physical therapy sessions to combat chronic neck and shoulder pain.
Victoria said she just wanted to “feel good” but was constantly “embarrassed”.
“I had to buy my wedding dress two sizes up to fit my boobs,” she said.
“It was really hard picking up the kids.
“I had constant tight neck muscles and infections in the skin under my breasts. I used talc underneath all the time.”
The mother explained that after breastfeeding, her breasts grew larger with each child.
“I felt them pressing on my ribs,” she added.
“I had a lot of physical therapy on my shoulders. I had grooves in it.”
Victoria struggled to find clothes that flattered her figurelow-cut tops made her look “shabby,” while loose-fitting clothes made her feel like a “tent.”
But when speaking to her GP about an NHS breast reduction in early 2020, she was told she needed to have a BMI of 25 or less.
Desperate mum allowed herself to be “starved” to reach goal weight but was turned down anyway.
“I wasn’t considered disproportionate enough,” she said.
Three years later, Victoria felt compelled to go her own way.
The mum spent a whopping £10,000 on the sale of her home and took out a £3,000 loan to fund surgery at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital in Leicestershire.
“Now I feel lighter. It’s been three weeks now and I feel great,” she said.
“The procedure was really worth it and my quality of life has improved a thousandfold.”
“My back doesn’t hurt.
“I’m really looking forward to starting a more active lifestyle.
“I love running, but it was impossible. It’s too painful.”
“I can do a lot more with the children.
“I can wear the things I want to wear without feeling insecure.”
This comes after another woman revealed that she would go under the knife for a breast reduction.
She said busty isn’t all that matters, and having one problem in particular makes it “absolute hell.”
Meanwhile, a woman who underwent the same surgery claimed that, contrary to what the haters thought, male attention had only increased.
Also, a Brit tired of being on the NHS waiting list for three years flew to Turkey for a private breast reduction.
Who can make claims with the NHS?
If you have problems caused by very large breasts, such as:
- back pain
- shoulder or neck pain
- skin irritation
- Rashes and skin infections under the breasts
- Grooves on shoulders through bra straps
- psychological stress such as B. low self-esteem or depression
- an inability to play or participate in a sport
You must go through a referral process that includes questions about your weight, mental health, and an evaluation by a mental health professional.
The final decision is usually made by a panel of representatives from your local ICB.