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Help - where do i start?


S: 16st2.5lb C: 15st2.5lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st0lb(6.18%)
Could some of you lovely people please go through the process of how to get plastic surgery on the NHS or at least how to go about applying/qualifying etc. I've spent most of my adult life being morbidly obese & yo yo dieting for 30 years. This has caused significant skin damage. Yesterday i had a consultation with a private plastic surgeon who told me that when i lose this final last bit of weight i will need a full body lift as opposed to a tummy tuck (i also have a medial thigh lift needs doing but not as desperately as the full body). I'm thoroughly miserable in most of my clothes & out of my clothes too.

To be able to afford the surgery i have 2 options, i give up my freedom & live with my mother in law, give up my car, save every spare penny & then in 2-3 years i may have enough. Or i go abroad - myself & my partner are not really feeling this option.

Any help would be really appreciated, if it helps i'm a Wolverhampton PCT patient


Julie x
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Staff member
S: 82.55kg C: 80.29kg G: 69.85kg BMI: 24 Loss: 2.3kg(2.75%)
MiniMins has a sister site called WLSurgery, they have a dedicated section here: http://www.wlsurgery.com/plastic-surgery-after-weight-loss/

Just remember WLSurgery members most likely lost their weight with surgical procedures so they have a lot of experience dealing with the NHS and consultants etc.

I am sure other members on MiniMins will also share their experiences :)



S: 16st2.5lb C: 15st2.5lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st0lb(6.18%)
Pierce funnily enough i used to be a member on wlsurgery 6 years ago. Think a new profile might be called for as i think the email was an old one i no longer access, but i'll try just on the off chance

Many thanks



Gold Member
S: 10st13.5lb C: 10st3lb G: 8st0lb BMI: 26.2 Loss: 0st10.5lb(6.84%)
Hi. I have just recieved a tummy tuck on the NHS 2 days ago. I waited 1.5 years on the waiting list but I am so happy now.

As far as I am aware you have to have lost weight and held a healthy bmi for 2+ years for them to Consider you. As this shows you will continue to keep the weight of after a tummy tuck. I went through two councillors foe depression over how my tummy was left after a csection and 7 stone weight loss. Alongside this and my doctor being able to prove that I had held a healthy bmi for 2+ years since losing the weight got me onto the waiting list. I think it also depends on the funding in your area. It is worth asking your doctor to refer you and best of luck