NHS breast reduction

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Does anyone know what the criteria is for having a breast reduction on the NHS?


  • Ted_HutchinsonTed_Hutchinson
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    It will depend on the particular Health Authority you have locally.
    In some areas there is a stated policy of not normally funding breast reduction or augmentation.
    Your GP will know or be able to find out.
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  • RoxieRoxie Forumite
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    Have a look at NHS Direct as a starting point:


    Appears that the breasts need to cause you physical or psychological problems before you will get a referral to a consultant.

    Its a major operation and not something I would rush into, and I could probably hold a keyboard under mine :rolleyes: (ladies I'm sure you know what I mean by the pencil test, not sure the men will so lets not enlighten them)
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