A woman who weighed 32 stones showed off her remarkable 16 stones to lose weight thanks to a շրջ 15,000’s round surgery to remove “painful” excess skin.
Steph Kent, 33, of Bournemouth, Dorset, now weighs just 15 stones and hopes to throw two more stones after the extra tissue on his legs and back is removed later this year.
The recruiter, who says she was regularly abused by strangers when it was most severe, underwent weight loss surgery in 2018 but was left with an uncomfortable skin excess that made her daily life: painful.
Raising 000 15,000, Steph underwent five hours of surgery to cut sections of stomach and arm tissue. The first of three private surgeries that she will undergo to get the velvet body of her dreams.
Steph Kent, 33, from Bournemouth, Dorset (pictured left, before losing weight, after right) showed off his remarkable 16-stone weight loss by undergoing gastric bypass surgery to remove “painful” excess skin.
The recruiting worker (pictured holding her extra skin) underwent weight loss surgery in 2018, but was left with an uncomfortable excess of skin, which makes her daily life difficult and painful.
He discovered that after skipping the stomach, the excess skin bounced at every step, և he started collecting 000 15,000 to remove it (after losing weight in the picture)
Steph, who is still recovering from the procedure, has done some work, raised money, asked friends, donated family gifts to remove her skin in exchange for Christmas presents.
He was due to have surgery last year, but it was delayed due to an epidemic.
Steph said. “It was delayed so many times, I still did not believe it would happen. Everything is still quite numb, but the fact that my leggings and pants fit snugly without a skin roll.
“I have had some fluctuations, which I regret for the mental side of the operation, the lack of control, the inability to perform the main tasks.
Steph (pictured) said that he was regularly abused by strangers in connection with his 32 stone body, but no matter what diet or exercise he tried, he could not change his weight on his own.
After a sharp drop in weight (pictured), Steph underwent five hours of skin removal surgery to cut tissue from her stomach and hands, the first of three private surgeries.
He said that his partner Andrew had been “amazing” all along և had not seen his friends since October, as they had to be protected in the event of a new operation (Steph is pictured for the first time when he could fit in a bay) :
“It simply came to our notice then. “We have basically stopped our lives and waited a long time,” he added.
“My partner Andrew was amazing. He has not seen any friends since October, as we would have to defend ourselves if I was given a new operation. We live in the fittings of my parents’ house, so the whole family has stopped living.
Steph said that he always struggled with his weight, at the age of ten he weighed 10 stones. No matter what diet or exercise he tries, he can not change his weight on his own.
He ran marathons, even though he was classified as clinically obese, he faced regular violence from strangers, doctors’ disbelief that he was doing everything he could to try to lose it.
Steph said. “I have been on a diet all my life. I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting when I was in elementary school, I tried all the diets, Atkins, Cambridge, everything.
Steph (pictured before losing weight) said she had always struggled with her weight, despite a lifetime of dieting and marathon running, and said she still could not believe her new figure, saying it was “a great feeling.” is. “
“I was always active, I stopped playing netball at school, when my skirt did not suit me anymore! Then, after going around my stomach, the excess skin stopped me from wearing shorts, doing everyday things that many people do not think about.
“If we want to go for a walk, I’m panicking about how far away. We need to take painkillers, clothes and food. ” The skin jumps at every step, the wind blows out of you, and when I walk my feet clap. ”
Steph had three weeks after the operation, when he could not do much at all, not even being able to scratch his nose or hold the phone to his ear; major problems such as eating or brushing his hair were difficult due to the pain and swelling. in his arms.
Initial recovery takes six to eight weeks while he or she waits for the sutures to heal.
Steph added. “I still can not believe that this is my body now, there is still a way to go, but it is a great feeling.”
WHAT IS A GASTRIC SHEEP?
Laparoscopic gastric bypass or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the “gold standard” for weight loss surgery.
It involves creating a small sac in the stomach that restricts food intake and reduces the absorption of nutrients.
The pouch also restricts food contact with the upper or lower intestines, preventing further absorption.
The operation involves five to six incisions in the abdomen. The surgeons then suture the upper abdomen to separate it from the inside, creating a pouch.
A small portion of the small intestine is then attached to the bag, allowing food to pass through the lower part of the stomach.
- One year after surgery, people lose an average of 77 percent of their body weight
- After 10 to 14 years, 50-60% of this weight loss is maintained
- About 96% of health complications, including back pain և type 2 diabetes, resolve
- People can suffer from iron deficiency anemia due to insufficient absorption of nutrients
- The process can lose efficiency if the purse is stretched
- “Dumping syndrome” can be caused by the rapid emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine. This can cause weakness: abdominal discomfort
Source: University of California, San Francisco, Bariatric Surgery Center