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Esme ‘Lili’ Clemson, from Wolverhampton, was cleaning up at the fast food restaurant when one of her 32JJ breasts touched the scorching hot grill – which was just one of many painful incidents she has faced because of her breast size. The 20-year-old is still traumatised by some of her experiences at school, where she was always called “big boobs”.
Ms Clemson still faces creepy remarks from strangers about her body – something which has pushed her to breaking point.
The teen is now seeking donations to help her pay for a private breast reduction after being denied one on the NHS.
Speaking to The Mirror, she said: “My boobs are currently 32JJ/K. People my age are normally a 32C.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about getting a reduction. It would mean the world to me.
“I would not wish to give these boobs to my worst enemy. I don’t think people realise how severe this is.
“It’s not a blessing. My boobs are not perky, they sag, they droop, they have stretch marks all around them, they are not attractive or nice to look at.”
The teen’s large breasts have caused her an array of physical issues – ranging from back pain to sluggishness – as well as her recent ordeal at Nando’s.
She added: ”The grill was still hot and I leaned too far forward when cleaning the back and I actually burned one side of my boob as I was leaning over.”
The 20-year-old’s bust is so big that she burnt herself at Nando’s.
Esme ‘Lili’ Clemson revealed that her breasts started to quickly grow when she was a teen.
Ms Clemson revealed that she also suffers from acne on her breasts, which she says is caused by their size.
She said: “Because there’s a lot of skin on skin around my torso and chest area it accumulates sweat and I get acne in certain areas.
“It makes them look uglier which makes me feel uglier.”
She became the focus of unwelcome attention at school when her boobs ballooned in size from a B cup to an E cup between the ages of 13 and 14.
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The woman desperately wants a breast reduction.
Her breasts continued to grow one or two cup sizes every year afterwards, sparking crude comments from some of her classmates.
She said: ”I had a lot more guy friends than girls and my boobs were always a running joke or topic of conversation.
“People would always oversexualise it. I would always be called big boobs and things like that. It does scar you a little bit.
“One guy I had a crush on in secondary school said ‘I only like you for your body, not your face’.
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The teen has suffered great pain as a result of her large breasts.
“I would always wear a blazer because I was so self-conscious. I didn’t want to bring attention to my boobs. I still cover them up now.”
To this day, the teen is hounded by random men making comments about her body.
She said: “Last month I was in London and I got cat-called seven times in one day by different people.
“I was wearing a crop top and cycling shorts and a guy followed me on the street and made comments about my body while I was with my friends.
“I kept telling him to go away and he wouldn’t. I’m so used to it. It’s a lot harder to avoid when you have a body like mine.”
Since 2018, Ms Clemson has been begging the NHS for a breast reduction – though doctors have continuously told her she could not have one due to being overweight and under 21.
The NHS rejected her application for breast reduction surgery.
This resulted in the teen dropping two dress sizes, from a 16 to a 12, in the hopes that she could finally get the surgery – but she was told in April that her BMI was still too high.
After receiving the terrible news, Ms Clemson broke down in tears due to this being her last chance to have the surgery before her family moves to Canada in September.
She said: “I was 18 and they said I had to be 21. The following year Covid started and I had my appointment over the phone.
“It was more like a check up and they said we will see you next year because they couldn’t see anyone due to lockdown.
“Then I had an appointment in April this year. The plan was they could do all the pre-operation stuff by the time I turned 21 (if the appointment went well) and then they would give me a date for surgery in July.
“But they told me my BMI was too high again. It’s my fourth appointment in four years with no progress. Now it’s highly unlikely I will get surgery before going to Canada.”
She said that her boobs sometimes get acne which upsets her.
Ms Clemson said doctors encourage some breast reduction candidates to lose weight due to scarring concerns and also because it can make boobs smaller.
However, she added that she does not fall into this category as she dropped two dress sizes and her bust remained the same.
After finally accepting that she will not be able to get a reduction on the NHS, the teen is now asking for donations to help her pay for private treatment.
Ms Clemson hopes to be able to start walking and take part in more activities after her reduction as she will no longer be blighted by pain.
When The Mirror asked the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group about the case, it said patients must meet the eligibility criteria to undergo a reduction.
A spokesman said: “Patients must meet the eligibility criteria for breast reduction surgery, which includes having a stable BMI of 27 or less, in line with national guidance.”
If you want to donate to Ms Clemson’s GoFundMe page, click here.