Can you havea tummy tuck/ boob implants on the nhs?

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  1. onefatmama

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    Hi,

    I think once Iv lost another 4 stone then that will be 9 stones in total since January 07:eek:

    I will really need a tummy tuck and more importantly a boob job, after two babies and weight loss they have become extremely saggy and shapeless.

    Am I right in thinking you can get both jobs done on the NHS?

    How long is the waiting list?

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    icemoose The Diet Guy

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    I had a TT on the NHS.

    From what my consultant said you get one procedure on the NHS so you may not get both.

    Also seems a postcode lottery on whether you will or won't get it.

    M.
     
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    Thanks Icemoose :) :)

    How do I find out if I live in one of the lucky post codes?

    Is there a long waiting list?

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    first step is to see your gp - they need to refer you and will give you an indication on waiting times, I found my consulation happened quickly and then about 6 months to the op.
     
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    Do you need to be at goal weight and how bad would the area have to be for them to say yes?

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    I would def see them BEFORE goal wait - as you will likely have 4-8months before an op - honestly is it bad? Mine was dreadful and flapped about when I ran up the stairs and kinda floated in a bath! Just be honest with the GP about how it makes you feel - and make an appointment as soon as possible and get thier view, if they are anti it - then register elsewhere or see a different doctor - do you have a good relationship with your GP? How old are you? I ma mid 30's and was considered young and this was good re the op.
     
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    Im in my early 30's and would say that my tummy and boobs are equally as bad, there is alot of loose skin already, it will all look alot worse once I drop another 3-4 stone.

    If my gp's practice is against it, how else can I get a referal without changing to a different practice?

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    My GP referred me for a TT and I was seen at the hospital 6 weeks later.

    The consultant said his rules were that you had to have kept the weight off for 12 months and have a BMI of under 28 (both of which I had) and therefore I got the operation.

    I was then 4 months until I had it done.

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    if your gps practice is against it - you will prob need to change - do you have a good realtionship with your GP, do they know you are losing weight? Mine did as I have to go 6monthly for contraceptive pill - so my heaviset weight was on record!

    Why don't you go and have a chat with the dr and see?
     
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    How did you prove you had kept the weight off for 12 mths?

    OFM :)
     
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    How much weight would an average person need to have lost to have enough excess skin to require a TT or a boob job?
     
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    My GP had a record of my weight as I used to go and see him every 4 weeks during the weight loss phase of the diet, he wrote that in the referral letter and they weighed me on the day and I was exactly the same weight as 12 months earlier.

    As I say though different places have different rules, so this may not be an issue for you.

    I have to say I wanted anyway to show myself I could keep the weight off as having a tummy tuck and then putting the weight straight back on is clearly not advisable.

    Mike
     
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    hi also when you have finshed your journey (xmas) you will have lost 9 stone? BUT you would ahve kept at least half of that off for 5 months. I personally did not have ot have a bmi of 28 mine was higher in the very low 30's BUT I would recommend that you are comfortable that you can keep the weight off, the surgery is traumatic - as before I would def make an appointment and have a chat with your gp, but try not to get fobbed off with "well come back wehn you have lost 9 stone" my GP could see that without me losing any further weight (and I did go on to loose 3/4 stone after!) that the loose skin WAS a problem and was happy to refer me.

    Good Luck
     
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