- Victoria Marsh reduced five cup sizes to 34C after a four hour operation
- Despite ‘starving’ to meet NHS BMI criteria, Victoria was turned away
A mum paid £10,000 for surgery to prevent her 34H breasts from ‘pressing’ on her ribs.
Victoria Marsh, from Nuneaton in Warwickshire, dropped five cup sizes to C after a four-hour operation.
In constant pain and fed up with always looking ‘tarty’, Ms Marsh went to her local GP to ask for a breast reduction on the NHS.
The size of her assets also made it difficult for her to play and pick up her children, so she was desperate for the life-changing procedure.
Despite “starving” to meet the BMI criteria, Ms. Marsh was turned down.
Victoria Marsh, from the East Midlands, dropped five cup sizes from 34H to 34C after a grueling four-hour operation. The 33-year-old underwent the surgery at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital in July.
The mother-of-two had trouble picking up her daughter, 6, and son, 11.
Ms Marsh, who is a shopper, said: ‘She had to have a BMI of 25 or less. I starved myself beforehand and I was 25 years old. But I received a letter saying that I was not eligible.
They didn’t consider me disproportionate enough.
‘I started to feel pressure on my ribs.
‘I had a lot of physio on my shoulders. It had grooves in them.
‘I constantly had tight neck muscles and skin infections under my breasts. I was constantly putting talc under there.
The folds between the breasts can cause friction and lead to skin damage. Trapped heat and moisture create an ideal environment for bacterial growth, which can lead to secondary infections.
Before surgery, the size of her assets made it difficult for her to play and pick up her children.
After the surgery, Victoria said she can wear whatever she wants and not feel self-conscious.
The mother-of-two used the proceeds from the sale of a house, along with a £3,000 loan, to pay for private surgery at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital.
Describing the results of the procedure, he said: ‘I feel great.
‘The procedure was very worthwhile and my quality of life has improved a thousand times.
‘I can do a lot more with the children.
“I can wear the things I want to wear and not feel self-conscious.”
Since she was 16 years old, Ms. Marsh has felt self-conscious, saying that when she was a child, people would point out how big her breasts were.
The 33-year-old comes from a ‘genetically big-breasted family’ and has seen the impact on her mum, Debbie, 64, and her double G breast.
For years, she shelled out £50 every time she needed a bra, as each one had to be custom-made.
When Mrs. Marsh had her two children, she hoped that breastfeeding would solve all her problems.
But instead of her breasts deflating, they got bigger.