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Awaiting News re a TT on the NHS!

S: 15st6lb C: 15st6lb BMI: 39.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
How has it been going SacredSilence? Very interested in this thread after 3 c-sections with 10lb+ babies and only 5'2". I've lost 42lb now and still a long way to go but my overhang or mummy's apron is getting bigger!

How has RC been working for you? Any word from the GP?

Would love an update.
 
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Tinkerbellarella

overworked underpaid mum!
S: 18st8lb C: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 6st13lb(37.31%)
Interested here too. I've lost an overall 5st since christmas, but 6 st off my largest weight. I am due for a hernia repair in 3 weeks time and my pre op is on monday. I'm gonna ask about redundant skin removal but my surgeon is a general surgeon not a plastic surgeon. She also sprcialises in breast surgery so i don't rate my chances. But i am thinking of asking if she can't do it, could she refer me to someone who could maybe? :-/ might have to start my owm thread methinks

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Bobbi

Silver Member
S: 16st6lb C: 12st7lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 3st13lb(23.91%)
SS - I saw you on another thread earlier and I was admiring your photos. I hope you are now at goal and have your appeal sorted for your TT.

I too am going for a TT when I lose all my weight, I know I will need one. I am not sure about asking my GP yet, we will see.
 

pandorasinbox

Queen Geek
S: 16st13lb C: 11st13lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 5st0lb(29.54%)
I think it's got harder to get a TT on the NHS in recent years - there was a lot of talk of people "abusing" the system by getting TTs when they didn't really need them, but unfortunately that's had knock on effects for those who do!

Like most NHS services, it tends to be a bit of a postcode lottery. I heard there was a better time of the year to apply for funding - near the end of the financial year when they are trying to spend up budgets - has anyone else heard this?
 

Tinkerbellarella

overworked underpaid mum!
S: 18st8lb C: 11st9lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 6st13lb(37.31%)
I don't know. My gp is a dic. Lost 7st and he won't even apply for funding. So i'm changing doctors!

1st lost so far! 11st 13lbs (updated daily)
 

leedsforever

Silver Member
S: 18st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 24.2 Loss: 6st9lb(36.19%)
I last mentioned it to my doc in may just nieavly (sp?) asking what I could do! I told her I was about to start having personal training so we both agreed see how that goes and she could put me forward for a TT! I can only probably pinch an inch and you can barely see it if I put my big pants on under my LBD ;-) crazy how docs differ! I'm going back and will push it!! I have excess skin on my arms too :-( x

lost nearly 6 stone ... hoping to make it 7 :)
 

fairy-mary

Full Member
S: 13st4lb C: 12st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 1st0lb(7.53%)
i too am waiting to see ps
was refered 2 years ago and have had last child in this time! so i seen him when my son was only 6 wks but knew he would say ill review you and that was fine with me! just didint want to loose the appointment
so i go back in 5 weeks time
breast fed for 7 months and am doing cambridge diet now (day5!) to loose weight before the appointment
my referal was for my mussles seperating in my tummy from pregnancy and not going back
so im hopefull and positive!
 
I was approved for a fleur de lys tummy tuck on the NHS last March, I was an "exception" and put on said list (which is really just so they don't have to do you within the 18 weeks guidelines ;) )

It looks like my TT is being done this March, phoning Friday for confirmation. I was approved even though my BMI was not 25, and even now, its actually higher than last year - oops! I shall be dieting between now and March, and may go back to the cambridge diet.

My apron is quite bad, I'm 24, 1 child. A lot to do with genetics sadly.

My belly is gonna be in a book *beams* lol.....
 

Zest for Life

Gold Member
S: 16st8lb C: 16st4lb G: 15st3lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 0st4lb(1.72%)
Karensteps said:
I was approved for a fleur de lys tummy tuck on the NHS last March, I was an "exception" and put on said list (which is really just so they don't have to do you within the 18 weeks guidelines ;) )

It looks like my TT is being done this March, phoning Friday for confirmation. I was approved even though my BMI was not 25, and even now, its actually higher than last year - oops! I shall be dieting between now and March, and may go back to the cambridge diet.

My apron is quite bad, I'm 24, 1 child. A lot to do with genetics sadly.

My belly is gonna be in a book *beams* lol.....
What's a fleur de lys TT????
and how much weight have you lost?

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Vampyra

Full Member
actually I think you look pretty amazing in that bowling photo and reading all the foregoing, you are an inspiration. Good luck with your TT appeal, you definitely deserve it. After two sections my tummy looks like it has a zipper! lol so Im with you on this. I know the NHS is strained but it should be looked at as each individual case is different. There is not just the physical but phsychological affect this has which should be taken into consideration. Yes, I think it is a case of location lottery...and also whether you have an empathetic GP. Thinking of changing mine...he certainly wasnt helpful when I wanted to do lighter life, nor his staff, so doubt he would agree to refer me for a TT. Let us know how you get on, my fingers are well and truly crossed for you. You have done so well and gud on ya!
 

sugar_lipswales

Silver Member
S: 21st0lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 7st10lb(36.73%)
I was approved for a fleur de lys tummy tuck on the NHS last March, I was an "exception" and put on said list (which is really just so they don't have to do you within the 18 weeks guidelines ;) )

It looks like my TT is being done this March, phoning Friday for confirmation. I was approved even though my BMI was not 25, and even now, its actually higher than last year - oops! I shall be dieting between now and March, and may go back to the cambridge diet.

My apron is quite bad, I'm 24, 1 child. A lot to do with genetics sadly.

My belly is gonna be in a book *beams* lol.....
I've been approved too, last summer, and I've gained about 7lbs since. I don't think that's too bad considering I've had a tough time with depression the last few months but I've been very worried about it. Would they refuse once it's been approved because of a small gain I wonder???
 

lynniehz

Member
I actually reached my personal target early last year and was left with excess skin, I hated the look of me and think that is why i put most of my weight back on. I am back on sw and thinking I will look into surgery when I reach target again.Well done to those who have lost the weight and good luck to all awaiting surgery x
 

sugar_lipswales

Silver Member
S: 21st0lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 7st10lb(36.73%)
Development since last post - my adominoplasty surgery is booked for Monday 27th! Eeeek!
 

Zest for Life

Gold Member
S: 16st8lb C: 16st4lb G: 15st3lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 0st4lb(1.72%)
sugar_lipswales said:
Development since last post - my adominoplasty surgery is booked for Monday 27th! Eeeek!
Good luck, keep us updated on your progress :)

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sugar_lipswales

Silver Member
S: 21st0lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 7st10lb(36.73%)
I'm doing really well, the most pain I've had is when they took the drains out on Tues before I came home which has surprised me! I've got to wear 2 double layers of wrappings like the support tubes you wear for injured knees etc and this is making it very awkward to move and sleep and even wear clothes. But it's done, over with, I'm home able to walk and potter around so I'm happy!
 

Zest for Life

Gold Member
S: 16st8lb C: 16st4lb G: 15st3lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 0st4lb(1.72%)
sugar_lipswales said:
I'm doing really well, the most pain I've had is when they took the drains out on Tues before I came home which has surprised me! I've got to wear 2 double layers of wrappings like the support tubes you wear for injured knees etc and this is making it very awkward to move and sleep and even wear clothes. But it's done, over with, I'm home able to walk and potter around so I'm happy!
Good to hear your doing well, are you pleased with the result? X

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sugar_lipswales

Silver Member
S: 21st0lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 7st10lb(36.73%)
I'm so happy with the results so far although it will take time for swelling to go down and tissue to settle into place. I wasn't so prepared for the mental side of it though, I've been very up and down since the operation and I never quite know what mood each day will find me in. I had to take time away from my job to recover and since found out that my hours have been given away (off the books so not a legal leg to stand on there!) so financially I'm on my bum and that's not helping. Hopefully if I can pull myself together I'll appreciate the results more.
 

Zest for Life

Gold Member
S: 16st8lb C: 16st4lb G: 15st3lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 0st4lb(1.72%)
sugar_lipswales said:
I'm so happy with the results so far although it will take time for swelling to go down and tissue to settle into place. I wasn't so prepared for the mental side of it though, I've been very up and down since the operation and I never quite know what mood each day will find me in. I had to take time away from my job to recover and since found out that my hours have been given away (off the books so not a legal leg to stand on there!) so financially I'm on my bum and that's not helping. Hopefully if I can pull myself together I'll appreciate the results more.
Well you'll get there, keep us posted. The worse is over, your job may have gone anyway, maybe your due a new beginning . Good luck :) x

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keikoamaya

Full Member
S: 19st3.0lb C: 18st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 44.6 Loss: 0st9lb(3.35%)
Sugar, how are things with you now? Are you feeling better? (I hope so) And how's the job?
 

Madame Vastra

Full Member
S: 21st10lb C: 10st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 11st5lb(52.3%)
I'm sorry to hear about your job, Sugar_L, and I hope the results of the surgery are worth it!

I'm hoping to be referred for a TT on the NHS - I've lost over 11 stone, and my tummy is really bad. Other bits of me are not fantastic, but my tummy is by far the worst. My psychiatrist suggested it to my GP... where did I put the letter?... "I do think there may be a case for NHS cosmetic surgery as this is likely to be to the benefit of her mental health and self-esteem. I would be willing to lend support to this if she wants to take this forward."

Unfortunately I then moved to another area and I haven't seen my new GP yet to discuss it. I'm a few pounds over a BMI of 25 but not too far off, I need to make an appointment with my GP and talk it over - no idea how accommodating he or she is going to be, so I'm nervous about that! So it's good to know that some people are getting it done, that it is possible...
 




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