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Chanelle

9st

My life before WLS

Before weight loss surgery, I couldn’t cope with doing anything strenuous and I couldn’t spend time with my children in the way I wanted to. My eating was out of control and I had been yo-yoing. I’ve been every size of clothes you can think of, from a size 4 to a size 20. I got into an unhealthy cycle of binging and emotionally eating. It really impacted on my weight and overall health. This directly impacted on my job and my life, and I lost all my happiness.

My Tonic experience 

I researched every surgery in England – and I’m very thorough. What stood out to me about Tonic, is that it wasn’t a get you in the door, do the surgery and get you out the door. It’s an ongoing relationship with a team that works with you to keep you on track. If you are an emotional eater and/or have a food addiction, you have access to regular psychological appointments with a professional. This is something you cannot get on the NHS or nip to talk to your GP about. The fact I have that service through having my bariatric surgery is phenomenal and you can’t put a price on it.

Life after surgery 

A year out from surgery, I’m a completely different person. Last year, my body fat percentage was in the morbidly obese category. Now, I’m in the healthy weight category. Previously, I couldn’t get through a spin class. Now, I could do back-to-back classes if I wanted to. I couldn’t go on long dog walks before. Now, I could walk for days. I would always have joint problems in my knees, hips and back. After surgery, that’s all gone. I cannot explain in words how grateful I am for this opportunity. It makes me emotional. It has completely turned my life around and given me and my children a second chance to create memories and have fun together. It’s all thanks to Tonic.

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Why Tonic?

We’ve been #GivingBackLives for over 40 years. 

We put you at the centre of everything we do. From your initial consultation with one of our specialist bariatric (weight loss) surgeons, through to your procedure and aftercare, we’ll only ever recommend what’s in your best interests. 

Following your surgery, you’ll have access to our industry-leading 5-year aftercare, and our growing Tonic support community. You’ll never be alone on your weight loss journey again.

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