A British woman, Melissa Foreaman, who was left looking like ‘a deflated balloon’ after losing 12st following a gastric wrap operation, has had another surgery to get the body of her dreams.
The mum of two, who dropped from 24 stones to 12 stones said she decided to have the surgery because she hated her body image.
But although she lost the weight, the 44-year-old, from Sidcup, London, was left with large amounts of excess skin around her body.
“My body looked like a deflated balloon. I was a fraud as my body in clothes didn’t match what was underneath, I hated it,” she said
Ms Foreman finally has the body of her dreams after having further surgery to have the excess skins removed.
She said she grew up a ‘big child’ in California, eating fast food and sweets, and that she had gone from a fat youngster to “a fatter teenager to a morbidly obese adult.”
Ms Foreman said she would often skip breakfast and then have two Big Macs and large fries for lunch while eating large amounts of fatty foods and snacks at home consuming about 5,000 calories a day
After giving birth to twins at 38 in 2009, she decided to tackle her weight issues. She travelled for surgery in the Czech Republic to have a gastric wrap fitted.
The procedure involves keyhole surgery to stitch the stomach wall to make it smaller also reducing the stomach’s capacity for food.
After a painful recovery from the first and second surgery, she now weighs 11st 5lb and is happy to show off her figure.
She said the results of the surgery to remove her excess skin was “unbelievable.”
Ms Foreman said she is now happy and satisfied with “the butterfly” she has become.