Patient story #4 Alys
“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and the surgery has really changed my outlook on life.”Watch Alys’s video »
- How we helped Alys
My 32JJ breasts looked completely out of proportion to my frame and I couldn’t lead a normal life. I had no confidence and was very shy about meeting new people.
I couldn’t even go shopping with my friends because no fashionable clothes would fit me. I had to buy much larger sizes than I needed just to fit my chest and get bras specially made, which at £50 each weren’t cheap – but what was worse, were the back problems I was facing.
- Too much discomfort and disappointment
When was 16 I went to my doctor to ask about a breast reduction on the NHS but was told I had to be 18. When I returned, my doctor thought I would be eligible and so referred me to a surgeon who carried out tests and X-rays to determine whether my breasts were affecting my back.
After waiting three years, I was told that I wasn’t eligible after all, even though I do have back degeneration. You can’t imagine the heartache and distress I experienced. I didn’t know where to turn to next. I’m a student so couldn’t afford to pay for it myself and my parents didn’t have the money either.
- The solution…
In the end, my dad managed to secure a loan to pay for my breast reduction with Transform. He just wanted me to have a normal, pain-free life. I had wanted the surgery for so long that I couldn’t wait any longer, so I decided to go ahead with it.
From my first appointment I felt so much more positive, like there was light at the end of the tunnel and my Patient Co-ordinator gave me hope that my life could be different.
- A new beginning
Now I’m so much more confident and don’t feel held back anymore. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and the surgery has really changed my outlook on life.* And funnily enough, people now look me in the eye when they’re speaking to me! It makes a nice change.
*Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Transform cannot guarantee specific results.
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