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I hate my boobs. So can I get my boobs removed on the NHS?
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I hate my boobs. So can I get my boobs removed on the NHS?
Not for that reason, no.
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you have to claim that your boobs make you mentally unstable and depressed.
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Not for that reason, no.
It's more complicated than that. It's hard to explain
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Your boobs REMOVED? whatttt?
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:lolwut:

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It's more complicated than that. It's hard to explain
Unless it's for medical reasons, the NHS won't pay for it. The only condition for which I can imagine the NHS paying for a mastectomy is breast cancer. Or perhaps body dysmorphic disorder. There's no harm in discussing it with your GP but I doubt you'll get what you want.
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What the... Why do you hate them? Is it like a gender issue?


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There was that wannabe-model Josie Cunningham (how she could become a model with a face like that I'll never know but that's a separate issue..) who got a boob job on the NHS by claiming that her flat-chestedness was causing emotional distress or some such like, so I'd guess that you can get the reverse done by claiming a similar thing.

99.9% of boobs are good boobs though, I don't see why one would want to alter them in any way assuming you're not trans or summin
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The NHS does do mastectomies and breast reductions but there is limited funding available. High need cases are prioritised so people with cancer or high chances of getting breast cancer can get mastectomies. Then people who have severe physical and/or mental health problems because of their breasts can get help sometimes too if there is funding, this includes men with conditions that cause breast tissue to develop. Talk to your GP and see if you have a case and can be referred to a breast surgeon. They will then talk you through options and expectations and if things can go further a panel will meet to discuss if there is enough funding for your op and if it is something that the NHS should fund.

So, technically yes the NHS do remove or reduce breasts for some patients but whether your case would be considered is only something that can be decided by your doctors. It would be worth talking to a surgeon anyway to ensure you have realistic expectations of such an operation.
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:lolwut:

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There was that wannabe-model Josie Cunningham (how she could become a model with a face like that I'll never know but that's a separate issue..) who got a boob job on the NHS by claiming that her flat-chestedness was causing emotional distress or some such like, so I'd guess that you can get the reverse done by claiming a similar thing.
The irony of Cunningham was that she looked even more grotesque post-op, and this is coming from someone who isn't a member of the serially anti-cosmetic surgery brigade that doesn't get tired of saying, 'it looked better before.'
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If your breasts are different sizes apparently you're eligible for a reduction on the NHS (throwing in my 2 cents from experience, found this out from my GP about 6 months ago).
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stupid thread is stupid.

And there was me proclaiming that not enough is done for disabled students.
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I hate my boobs. So can I get my boobs removed on the NHS?
You must be referring to a breast reduction I doubt they would remove anyone's boobs unless they were detrimental to your wellbeing and health.
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In comparison to this rather disturbing thread, that actually counts as normal :erm:
Haha, touché.

But yeah holy hell, how did I miss that gem?
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Your boobs REMOVED? whatttt?
(Original post by Little Popcorns)
What the... Why do you hate them? Is it like a gender issue?


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You must be referring to a breast reduction I doubt they would remove anyone's boobs unless they were detrimental to your wellbeing and health.
I haven't really explained why I want them removed. I don't know how to explain it. I don't have big boobs really, having boobs just feel wrong. It's so alien to me. It's like having this third arm, I want it to be gone as it really bothers me. Sometimes I just want to rip them out myself. I don't want boobs, I should've been born a boy. I wouldn't ever fully transition, I just want by boobs to disappear.
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You clearly have bigger issues here. Have you had any form of counselling?
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I hate my boobs. So can I get my boobs removed on the NHS?
This is why there are cuts on the NHS. It all makes sense now, thanks for clearing that matter up.
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Send them to me in the post plz?
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