Remember Josie Cunningham? The woman who managed to get her boob job funded with taxpayer’s money? Well, she’s now having some regrets about the situation and wants the taxpayers to fund her breast reduction surgery.
According to Mirror, the 23-year-old wannabe model got $7000 from the National Health System in the UK for a breast enhancement surgery. Cunningham went from a 32A to a 36DD but now says that her breasts are too big. Cunningham is now hoping that the NHS will pay for her breast reduction.
Cunningham told the Daily Mail: “They’re making my working life difficult. They’re so big I find them embarrassing and I don’t feel I can do any modelling because they’ve attracted so much negative attention. I’m thinking about having a reduction on the NHS. I don’t want to spend my life being known as the girl with massive NHS boobs, so having smaller implants is the only option. I’m looking in to charities that could help, but I think it’s down to the NHS because they made them so big.”
Cunningham was able to convince the NHS to pay for her initial boob job by saying that she was often bullied about having a flat chest. Cunningham said that she was suffering emotional distress due to her small bust and the NHS agreed to pay for her surgery.
Cunningham said: “I could never go on holiday as I lived in terror of ever being seen in a bikini and could never set foot outside without a padded bra … The doctors said they’d never seen anything like it and believed me when I burst into tears and told them it was ruining my life.”
The 23-year-old was hoping that she could become the next Katie Price with a new set of boobs but things didn’t turn out exactly as she planned. Instead of being admired for having 36DD breasts Cunningham was ridiculed for abusing the system.
Cunningham said: “People followed me in the street shouting ‘We want our money back s***, it was so upsetting.”
Andrew Bannister from St. James’s Hospital said that the NHS doesn’t usually cover cosmetic procedures but added that there have been exceptions. After Cunningham’s surgery, Bannister said: “It is not the hospital’s decision whether to fund (an operation). Cosmetic procedures are not normally funded, but in some cases there may be exceptional circumstances that allow it to go ahead.”
Do you think Josie Cunningham will get her breast reduction funded by the tax payers?