Liposuction for Lipoedema on the nhs

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kay C started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister)

Lipoedema is a disease that causes pain, discomfort, mental health problems and social issues. Many woman with this condition  have to seek medical intervention abroad due to the lack of knowledge and treatment from the NHS. The NHS deems this as a cosmetic procedure when it is not about the cosmetic appearance its about the pain and embarrassment and the long term outcome as alot of Lipoedema sufferes end up unable to work and having to claim benefits having knee and hip replacements. Wouldn't it be cheaper in the long run to give us surgery so we can continue to work? We pay into the system like anyone else so why are we left to go abroad and pay thousands out of our pockets? Taking risks when you treat drunks in A&E who cause them self's to be there we don't ask for this condition. We need help and we need it now more than ever. Please look up this condition and ask yourself would you like to live with this condition would you be happy for your mum, sister, aunt to live with this debilitating condition and then have to go abroad to seek help or as In alot of women's cases we can't afford to go and seek treatment so end up wheelchair bound and using the NHS more than we would need to. If only we had been able to have treatment. WE DID NOT CHOSE THIS SO WHY SHOULD WE BE PUNISHED! 

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