Hello, my name is Lili and i've been wanting to have a breast reduction since I was 14 and I am now almost 21.
[For reference in the photos below my currect Bra size is a 32JJ/K]
I've been going to my GP from the age of 14-18 begging to get the surgery due to bullying, over sexualisation at a young age and the development of depression, body dismorphia and anxiety. Since then I have been having yearly check ups at the hospital to see if i'm elidgable to get it from the NHS, and every year I have left the appointment feeling worse than I did to start with because they will reject my offer and tell me to 'come back next year'. Without fail the doctors would say i'm either too fat (high BMI) or i'm not old enough, sometimes both. This year I left the hospital appointment in tears and proceeded to have a ongoing panic attack for the rest of the day and had to call in sick at work due to my mental health.
Everytime I have a checkup I will thoroughly explain how badly my breasts affect my everyday life;
eg. My shoulders and upper back are in constant pain due to the heavy weight that I am forced to carry on a daily basis, and I find it worsens when i'm at work because of the amount of upper body strength I require to complete my tasks.
I have never felt confident within myself since puberty because i've always been looked at as an object to people in secondary school. It got to the point where I thought I was transgender for 2 years because I hated the body I was in so bad mentally I thought I was born the wrong gender. I have since grown to love the gender I am and realised the cause of my problems just stemmed from my breasts.
I am unable to wear the clothes I want as all that fit me are oversized t-shirts and hoodies. I am also extremely uncomfortable going out in public settings wearing a low cut top or anything figure hugging due to being catcalled and other disgusting acts on the street by men.
I also want to excersise and be the healthiest person I can be but due to the weight I carry on my chest, I find it difficult to excerse for long periods of time or even stand up straight for that matter; and I also find it very difficult to lose weight on top of that.
So after the NHS, constanly rejecting my plea's to have a breast reduction I now have to get it done privately and pay the full price to finally be happy again. The average price for a breast reduction can range between £6000-£10,000 and due to my current working situation I am unable to afford it. This surgery means everything in the world to me and when I get it done I will be a much happier person and so much weight will be lifted from my chest (literally).
Thank you so much if you have read everything up to this point and just sharing this link would mean so much to me.
Once again, thank you. Lili.
[I would also like to note that I am very uncomfortable with messages stating that they would only donate or 'help' if they got to see a picture of my breasts without a t-shirt. It is very triggering for me and I would rather not show them to anyone unless it was a professional doctor doing the surgery on me. Thank you]
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