Jasmin Vlassi is a young woman and surprisingly at her age she already has 32k. No, not 32k in money but 32k boobs! Unfortunately for her though she has received death threats over them.
A lot of women would probably be happy about the fact they had large breasts but for Jasmine it is very painful. She has a rare bone disease which is emphasised by her heavy top half.
Due to the issues she has she’s took it upon herself to have breast reduction surgery but needs the publics help to do so. Years of pain have seen her start up a GoFundMe page to help pay towards the operation to have them reduced.
It’s not just the pain that hurts though. The verbal abuse she has received has hurt her too and was another reason for breast reduction.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Jasmin said:
“I’ve had death threats and all sorts. I burst out crying the other day because I missed my bus stop from stressing out, so I ended up somewhere I didn’t know and took a panic attack outside a shop.
I was so lucky there was a nice woman there who called me a taxi to get home and let me stay in the shop. I was just that scared to be alone.”
She went on to say:
“It has been overwhelming trying to deal with it all. It’s been crazy the past few days, I’m trying to ignore all the negative stuff.
One person said something about how I should get punched in the throat and another said I should have my pout cut off whilst under the knife, which really was not nice to see at all.
I eventually had to just stop reading them because it was making me so scared in case someone actually wanted to hurt me. I was frightened.”
Because of the attention she has been attracting she says a number of surgeons have been in touch to help her out. She’s decided to stick with her original plan though.
Explaining her reasoning behind the decision she said:
“I’m going to stick with the first clinic I went to.
They’re a great surgery and that’s originally what the GoFundMe was for, just a bit of support and help towards the deposit so I can pay the rest.”
She may have received some negativity towards her understandable actions but she’s said the majority of people have been very supportive of her situation.
“I’ve had so much help from people and it’s been beautiful to see that people care and want to give, as they didn’t need to at all, so it means the world.
There has been negativity too, but that’s okay because I know that those people don’t understand the story fully, that’s not their fault.
They just don’t know me, and it’s hard to tell the kind of person someone is without actually meeting and getting to know them.
I don’t think people understand that you could be wearing the biggest smile or pout and any kind of clothing, and still be suffering on the inside.”
From her GoFundMe page she says:
Hey everyone 🙂
I have always hesitated to make one of these pages as I know there are people that deserve help so much more. I thought this was worth a try as I’m not the richest of the bunch and I have had to make the choice to go private to receive a breast reduction I have longed for since I was young. I won’t write my sob story as I don’t want to bore anyone, I would love if anyone could spare even a tiny amount to help towards the cost. I have a £1000 deposit to pay and the other few thousand I will be able to pay up. Any help would be grately appreciated and if anyone has any questions or anything please send a message! The amount of girls I’ve had saying they’d like to do the same is unreal. I’d love to help anyone I can.
Thankyou so much guys I know times are hard for us all ❤️ X
The surgery will cost thousands of pounds and she has to pay a £1000 deposit to get the ball rolling. She’s raised £755 so far and you can donate to her page here GoFundMe.
So what does reduction surgery look like for people who are struggling with their breast size and want a reduction?
What does breast reduction surgery actually involve then?
Well, the surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and will typically involve the following steps:
- Moving the nipple to it’s new position, typically while it is still attached to eh blood supply
- Removing any excess fat, skin and glandular tissue from the breast
- Reshaping the remaining tissue in the breast to form the new breast.
In total, the operation can take anywhere between 90 minutes and four hours. Most of the women who have the op are left with scars around the nipple or along the breast crease.
Recovery after surgery can take two to six weeks and people should avoid strenuous exercise for at least six weeks after the operation.
What are the alternatives if you don’t want breast reduction surgery?
It can be possible to reduce the issues people with larger breasts are having by trying some of the following steps:
- Trying to lose weight
- Approaching a professional bra-fitter in order to get the correct size bra.
- Physiotherapy to help with the aches and pains associated with big boobs.
- Psychological support to help deal with the emotional issues some people encounter.
Is breast reduction surgery available on the NHS if people want it?
If people only want surgery done for appearance and not for health reasons then it would not normally be available on the NHS.
The NHS will only consider doing the surgery if other alternative non-surgical methods have been tried before approaching them for assistance.
If you do not meet the requirements the NHS set out then you will have to look at getting the operation done privately which is quite costly.
How much will breast reduction surgery cost you if you go private?
In the UK the price for surgery can be around £6,500. Additional consolations and follow-up care may not be included in that price though so make sure you ask what additional costs there may be.
If you want to have the surgery done in England then make sure you check the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website for legitimate providers who can perform the reduction surgery for you.
All official clinics and hospitals must be registered with the CQC to operate.