A mother who suffered with spinal arthritis due to her massive KK bust but was refused surgery by the NHS has finally had her giant breasts reduced.
Kim Mills faced crippling injuries because of her huge bosom but
But while the NHS has funded the operation for wannabe model Josie Cunningham,who wanted enlargements to help with her career, it would not help the 32-year-old, from Chelmsford, Essex.
She had been refused surgery by the NHS five times, but was delighted to accept an offer for a free operation after a surgeon took pity on her.
She is now living pain free, wearing a bra which is a stunning 11 cup sizes smaller than the ones she is used to.
The mum of two said: “I’ve got my life back. Finally without my huge boobs in the way I can be the mum I always wanted to be.
“I can’t wait to do all the things I haven’t been able to – I’ll be able to pick my daughter up properly and run around without being worried about what my boobs might do.”
Kim first developed the large breasts at the age of 14, but when she became a mum she couldn’t even reach over her breasts to tie her daughters’ shoes or brush their hair.
The oversized bust also had a detrimental impact on her lovelife.
Despite being a size 14 with skirts and trousers, Kim was forced to wear a size 20 with tops and dresses.
She realised it was time for change when shopping for a dress after being asked to be a bridesmaid for a close friend.
Unable to find an off-the-rail gown to fit her chest, the bride had to change the style ideas for the wedding and get her an outfit that did not match the other bridesmaids.
But when Kim approached NHS doctors to find out whether she might be eligible for reduction surgery, Kim was told she needed to lose weight before she would be even considered.
She then lost five stone – but her whopping breasts did not get any smaller.
Kim was in despair after five unsuccessful attempts for surgery, and even a heart-breaking letter from her 14-year-old daughter Alana to health chiefs was not enough to convince them.
After being diagnosed last year with arthritis of the spine, she was warned that if she did not get a reduction, she could be left crippled.
Kim’s surgeon Garrick Georgeu, who did the operation as a part of the Aurora Community Scheme, said he was delighted to help.
He said: “After meeting and hearing about Kim’s struggle over the last few years to get NHS funded treatment, we all felt compelled to help her.
“The size of her bust was extreme and significantly affecting every aspect of her life, to the point that in her early 30s has already developed changes within her spine caused by this excessive weight.
“We hope that this breast reduction surgery gives Kim, a new lease on life, bringing about a positive change for her and her young family.”