The referral process

See your GP if you think you might be eligible for breast reduction surgery on the NHS.

They can check whether you meet the criteria of your local CCG, and if you do, can refer you to a breast or plastic surgeon for an assessment.

This may involve:

  • asking about the problems you're experiencing
  • checking your weight andgeneral health
  • an assessment by apsychiatrist or psychologist
  • information about the risks andresults of surgery

The assessment will help determine whetheryou're suitable for surgery and whether there's a strong enough reason for this to be done on the NHS.

The final decision is usually made by a panel of representatives from your local CCG, which will take into account the information from your assessments and review your individual case.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018