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A huge weight lifted for Caitlin

AN ECCLEFECHAN mum says her life has changed for the better after having breast reduction surgery.

Caitlin Carruthers was in constant back pain due to her 20H bust. And even after losing an incredible 16kg over three months, the one place the weight was not shifting was her breasts.

Exercise became unbearably painful and Caitlin often returned home crying due to back pain. This was despite layering on two small sports bras and a body suit to support her breasts. She also found it very difficult to find clothes she felt comfortable in.

Caitlin, who is a make-up artist, said: “I have struggled with the size of my breasts since I was 13, and have had periods of time of feeling really uncomfortable in my own skin.

“Prior to weight loss, I would regularly get ready for nights out, then have a meltdown about the size of my breasts and cancel the evening.

“I was losing weight but still feeling overweight was such a horrible feeling, and to have my fitness plan ruined by the size of my breasts was disheartening.”

Caitlin decided her only option was to have breast reduction surgery and after a successful op at La Belle Forme in Glasgow, a whopping 1.6kg of breast tissue was removed from her chest.

She added: “After the surgery, it was like a weight had been lifted, both physically and emotionally. I am looking forward to running in just one sports bra!

“I’m off on holiday soon and have bought myself a bikini – when I saw myself in the mirror I was in disbelief. I can’t believe it’s me.

“If anybody is considering breast reduction surgery, I would say to do your research and then go for it.

“This surgery has changed my life.”

Meanwhile, consultant plastic surgeon Parkash Lohana said: “Caitlin was dealing with both the physical discomfort and psychological distress of having large breasts. We removed 1.6kg of tissue during surgery, resulting in a substantial improvement in Caitlin’s quality of life. It is immensely gratifying to witness the positive impact surgery has had on her wellbeing, and we wish her all the best for the future.”

Caitlin has been documenting her journey on Instagram @_-caiitllin__ and TikTok @caits1230.

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