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Kelly Wood in excruciating pain due to breast implants 

A mother-of-three, 28, has been left unable to hug her children after botched breast implants have caused her years of agony and forced her to ‘live on painkillers’.

Kelly Wood, 28, from Maidstone, Kent, had augmentation surgery at 17 years old when doctors found no breast tissue developing in her body.

She has been in excruciating pain after hardened scar tissue left her breasts deformed six years ago.

Miss Wood is now locked in a dispute with the NHS after a corrective procedure, which was due to take place at Maidstone Hospital in November, has been postponed twice.

She claims she has been given conflicting messages as to why the operation keeps being delayed and even had to get her local MP involved after the hospital mistakenly thought she was having the procedure for cosmetic reasons, leading to disputes over who would pay.

Miss Wood said: ‘I am being told so many different things by so many different people and I don’t know what is going on.

‘My life is a struggle at the moment.’  

Kelly Wood has been left unable to hug her own children after years of pain caused by breast implant complications (pictured with a letter of support from MP Helen Whately)

The mother-of-three (pictured with two of her children, Anya, six and Mason, five) has been 'living on painkillers' after hardened scar tissue left her breasts deformed six years ago

The mother-of-three (pictured with two of her children, Anya, six and Mason, five) has been ‘living on painkillers’ after hardened scar tissue left her breasts deformed six years ago

She had augmentation surgery at 17 years old when doctors found no breast tissue developing in her body (pictured before undergoing the breast-enlarging operation)

She had augmentation surgery at 17 years old when doctors found no breast tissue developing in her body (pictured before undergoing the breast-enlarging operation)

‘It feels like I have got a rock on my front’ 

Doctors initially suspected one of Miss Wood’s implants had ruptured, however, an MRI scan showed no evidence of that.

She is desperate to go under the knife and put an end to her agony, however, medical professionals wish to seek further advice.

Miss Wood said: ‘I was told my surgery would be on January 5 and now it has been suspended because they need a second opinion.

‘I can’t play with my children. It feels like I have got a rock on my front and I have to wear a bra all the time.’ 

Miss Wood says she has been given conflicting reasons as to why doctors have been unable to conduct the procedure so far.

She claimed one doctor told her they had not ordered the implant, while another said it was because they had a cancer patient in for surgery.

She is now locked in a dispute with the NHS after a corrective procedure, which was due to take place at Maidstone Hospital in November, has been postponed twice

She is now locked in a dispute with the NHS after a corrective procedure, which was due to take place at Maidstone Hospital in November, has been postponed twice

Miss Wood says her life is a struggle since having the procedure 11 years ago (pictured before)

Miss Wood says her life is a struggle since having the procedure 11 years ago (pictured before)

‘My life is a struggle’

The mother also claims she has experienced issues over whether the NHS would pay for the implant replacement, as well as their removal. 

This was only sorted after her MP Helen Whately became involved, with funds for the surgery being authorised last September.

Miss Wood said: ‘The woman at the NHS thought my surgery was being done for cosmetic reasons and she had no idea it was for health reasons.

‘I am being told so many different things by so many different people and I don’t know what is going on.

‘My life is a struggle at the moment. The slightest knock is so painful and I have been living on painkillers.’

A spokesman for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust added: ‘We are sorry Miss Wood has concerns about her care, which we have discussed with her.

‘We have her best interests at heart and have suggested a second opinion for clinical reasons.’



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