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10st 7lbs

My life before WLS

Before surgery, I felt exhausted all the time. I felt ugly, unattractive and like a thin person trapped in a big person’s body. 

One of my son’s friends at school told him one day, “Your mummy is really fat.”

The NHS let me down to the extent where I left the doctor’s room, went to the car and had a cry. 

My Tonic experience 

I rang Tonic up and they booked me in to see Simon Dexter 2 days later. The following Monday, I booked my surgery.

I chose Tonic because they were sincere and every time I spoke to them, they were normal people, who spoke on my level.

Once I got home from surgery, every day someone from Tonic rang me to make sure I was all right. Sometimes I’d get 3 calls a day, from the counsellor, dietitian and the team. The weight was coming off.

Life after surgery 

I have lost 10st 7lb and my weight has been consistent for the last 6 months. I just feel amazing, like a new person.

Now, I can do anything.

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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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