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8st 11lbs

My life before WLS

I weighed 20.5 stone and was a dress size 22. I could manage daily activities but I felt sluggish and my body ached. Getting on the floor to play with kids or change children was painful and so much effort. I really lacked confidence and self esteem. I tried so many different weight loss programmes. There isn’t many that you could name that I haven’t tried.

I had the gastric sleeve surgery. The experience was very informative. The team let me know what they advised I wasn’t hassled and I didn’t feel pressured. My surgeon was fantastic. A very cool calm and collected man that you could instantly tell how at ease he was like the surgery was second nature for him to perform. I started with daily calls from the nurses then after a week I had weekly calls. I did require some extra calls but that wasn’t any trouble even late at night to ease my mind.

Life after surgery 

So far I’ve lost 8 stone 11lbs. I feel so much more confident. I enjoy making Tiktok’s and doing dance videos for people to see which I was always self conscious of before. Everyone has noticed a difference in me. I’ve changed my job and I’m going up the ladder in my career which I didn’t have the energy for before. I play with the children (football, bike rides) we all love doing hand stands and cartwheels now and I love showing my 2 girls to be confident in themselves. Having the surgery has brought me out of my shell.

I would definitely recommend Tonic due to the professionalism, information, top surgeon and amazing aftercare from the full team (pt, dietician, therapists and nurses) .

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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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Chanelle Hayes Tonic journey with a gastric sleeve

“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. 

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.”

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