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*HOLLIE* 04-08-2010 09:15 AM

Some advice on TT on NHS.
 
Hello everybody. I'm just looking for abit of advice. Firstly, I'll introduce myself...I'm Hollie, I'm 25, have a 2yr old baby boy, who was born through emergency c-section. This left me with quite a hang over, as he was a big baby, being just under 9lbs, and I'm only 5ft 1.
I have had a couple of appointments with my GP, and he referred me for TT, and to see if I would receive funding. After my second letter, I got a letter saying I met the criteria within this procedure and being referred to the appropriate consultant. So I'm now waiting for a letter with an appointment with a consultant. Now, what I'm apprehensive about is, going to this appointment then being let down. (as in not having it granted) Does anyone think this is possible?? Do you think I will receive a full TT (not a mini) with it being on NHS. Thanks for listening everyone, as sometimes you just need to talk. Any questions feel free to ask me. Thanks again.
Hollie x :)

robyne00 04-08-2010 02:23 PM

Welcome to the forum!!! :)

From the NHS website:

"To qualify for surgery to improve your appearance, you must meet specific criteria as set out by your local health authority. The NHS will not pay for surgery for cosmetic reasons alone; however, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery to correct or improve congenital abnormalities and injuries will usually be carried out free of charge.

In cases where a person is morbidly obese (has a body mass index (BMI) of 40kg/m2 or more) and has lost a significant amount of weight as a result of a controlled dieting programme and/or surgery, such as an apronectomy or adominoplasty (tummy tuck), further surgical procedures may be required to remove excess skin or correct any scarring or other abnormalities. Sometimes, as part of this process, liposuction may be used. Generally liposuction is one procedure not available on NHS"


Unfortunately, most people in your situation do get denied, as your weight gain (and now excess skin) was from pregnancy. You might want to go abroad if you do not get approved.

Good luck to you!!!

*HOLLIE* 04-08-2010 11:55 PM

Hi there, thanks for the welcome :D

Hopefully I should have my letter at the beginning of May for my appointment with the plastic surgeon. I didn't have high hopes of this happening for me on the NHS, so fingers crossed he's happy to ahead. The first letter I received was from the chair of the Exceptional Treatment Panel?? These have agreed my funding, so i've got my fingers crossed i dont get turned down later down the line :confused:

My reason to have this done is scarring through previous abdominal surgery. (emergency C-Section)

Thanks for listening to me, and for the good luck wishes, i will keep you updated with my appointments :-)

Hollie x

robyne00 04-09-2010 08:33 AM

Yes, please keep us updated!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! :)

*HOLLIE* 04-09-2010 11:35 PM

thanks alot hun, i will do :)
Hollie x


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