Losing a significant amount of weight is an enormous achievement and it’s one that should be celebrated!
Most of us know how hard it is to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regime to shift those extra pounds – although for some of us there’s a much bigger challenge to tackle on the road to self-esteem and body confidence.
For Big Brother winner Josie Gibson, weight had always been a factor since she found herself in the public eye, experiencing the negative side of her newfound fame after being papped on the beach in a bikini and suddenly being faced with unflattering shots and comments about her body.
Now, 28-year-old Josie is having the last laugh after knuckling down to a strict healthy eating and exercise plan which has seen her shed an amazing six stone – and we can all agree she looks amazing!
She’s dropped from a size 20 to a size 10 – and like many women in her situation, she decided to go for a breast enhancement procedure to make sure her breasts matched her new body after being left with “two flaps of skin”, as she told New! magazine.
Josie is now delighted with her new breasts.
She’s been chatting to New! magazine about her nerves before the operation and has thanked her family and friends for the support they offered at each stage of the process.
She told New!: “People have been really supportive. I think they understand because I had two flaps of skin and my nipples were all over the place.
“I was umming and ahhing about the size of them. I was going to go to a C, then a D, then a DD, but I think for my height and my frame, a C wouldn’t have made a difference.
“I didn’t want them too big because I still want to train hard. Now they’re not too big and they’re not too little – they’re perfect.”
Josie’s operation was carried out by London surgeon Alex Karidis.
She added: “I feel so sexy. They just make me look a bit more like a woman instead of a Neanderthal.”
Every day the Desire clinic receives calls from women just like Josie who have been through such a life-changing weight loss journey.
Many women find the changes to their body have a negative effect on the way their breasts look – so at a time in their life when they expected to finally find the body confidence they craved, they find themselves feeling insecure that their breasts don’t complement their new shape.