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My life before WLS

Before surgery, I was 18st 5lb and a dress size 1820. I had tried all weight loss diets and I was so unhappy that I never wanted to go out. My health was really bad, and I’ve been living with a damaged lung and steroids, antibiotics and painkillers every day of my life.

My Tonic experience 

My experience was exceptional: 200 out of 200 from start to finish. I had a bypass and during surgery,  Tonic went above and beyond. I cannot recommend them enough. My surgeon was Mr Awad, and he was such a gentleman. He listened to me and explained everything so that I fully understood what was going to happen and what to expect. I cannot recommend him enough either. Without the Tonic Aftercare Team, I could not have done this alone – from my personal nurse, Becky, and my dietitian, Becci, who always answered my messages and rang me weekly just to reassure me that I was doing okay, to Harry, the personal trainer, who again was always on call if needed. Nothing was ever too much trouble and I believe without all this, my success would not have been possible.

Life after surgery 

I have lost 10 stone! Now I have no medication whatsoever and my lung is no longer a problem. I swim 5x a week and run 3x a week (which I haven’t done for over 20 years!) and love life every single day instead of hiding away all the time. I feel that I have been given a new life. I love being out! I love getting dressed up! I just love every day! I never ever had my photo taken and I missed out on so many years worth of memories, but now I’m forever taking photos and love it. I am so confident and haven’t been this happy for 20-plus years, and everyone that knows me notices and says they can all see the happiness in my smile. Tonic has changed my life forever and I am so grateful!

Tonic, you are all amazing – every single member of staff – and I would recommend you 10,000 per cent. Your patient care goes above and beyond and the aftercare is the best that I believe anyone could ever give. I am now waiting for cosmetic surgery and will be using Tonic again without doubt. Thank you, 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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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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