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My life before WLS

Prior to surgery, I suffered depression, anxiety, infertility, obesity, severe PCOS, and poor self-confidence and self-belief. I felt helpless, lonely and controlled by my weight. I weighed over 20 stone (128 kg).

Only now, having lost so much weight, do I realise how much my weight affected my life. My confidence, mobility and emotional state were all strongly impacted. My biggest motivator for pursuing weight loss surgery was to tackle infertility and PCOS. For years, my endocrinologist couldn’t legally allow me to access fertility treatment due to my BMI – I cannot begin to explain how disheartening this was.

My Tonic experience 

If I could sum it up in one word, it would be GENUINE. Gosh, they care and want the best for you! I feel so supported and even though I might not pick up the phone all the time, just knowing that I CAN makes me feel deeply grateful I chose Tonic and Mr Awad.

Life after surgery 

At 9 months post op, I have hit the UK regulation for fertility treatment BMI (<30) and it feels incredible to have hope for what lies ahead. My marriage is stronger, I had the confidence to invest in a career change, I can access fertility treatment, my anxiety and depression are under control … the list goes on!

I have more regular periods, I go to the gym (and I love it!), I embrace outdoor activities and so much more!

Ive lost over 8 stone!

What I would say to someone considering weight loss surgery with Tonic is that for me, and a lot of people I know, there are two things that played on our minds: what people would say, and safety. In a year or two, when you are the healthiest and fittest you’ve ever been, you’ll realise that living the way you were wasn’t safe and you’ll be so busy enjoying your new lease of life that what other people think won’t even matter! Go for it!

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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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