A British woman whose breasts weigh 15 pounds has launched a campaign to raise the money needed for reduction surgery. TikToker Hollie Bee has grown fed up with the weight of her chest as well as the back pain and embarrassment of men “honking” her chest in public and wants to change.
- Doctors simply told her to lose weight. They believed that if she shed pounds, her breasts would go with the weight. She did lose more than 60 pounds, but her breasts haven’t changed sizes, which is incredibly frustrating.
- Men are always making sleazy comments about her chest. The harassment she’s experienced due to her larger breasts is a huge part of the reason she wants a reduction. That, along with the back pain from carrying around something so heavy, has pushed her over the edge. “I’ve wanted a breast reduction since I was about 13-years-old at which point I was about 65 percent boob. Regrettably at this stage, I am at least 97.8 percent fleshy meat bags. Yay,” she said in a TikTok clip. “Sadly my back is no longer coping with my lady shelving and something needs to be done. The official medical line is ‘lose weight they’ll go away.'”
- She hasn’t been able to qualify for the surgery with the NHS. Hollie went on to explain that she’s gone above in beyond in trying to meet the NHS’s guidelines for free reduction surgery, which means losing an additional 70 pounds on top of the 60 she’s already dropped. She’s working on it but believes there will still be hurdles to jump when it comes time to actually get the surgery.
- She’s trying to raise the £8k ($10,870) for the surgery herself. She has a small business and is doing whatever she can to come up with the money to pay for the surgery herself. Here’s hoping she’s able to do so and get some relief!