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7 years post lap band and now three weeks post 360 body lift

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Hi everyone!

My name is Elle and it's been probably 5 or 6 years since I signed on to this site.

Basically, I had a lap band inserted at the age of 18 (2011) as part of a publicly funded study on adolescents in Adelaide. I lost 40kg in 2011/2012 and have successfully kept the weight off since then! Three weeks ago I (finally) underwent a circumferential body lift to remove the excess skin from my abdomen (my surgeon removed a whopping 4.8kg of skin!!!), and will undergo a mini thigh lift in 8 days time.

So here are a bunch of photos of me over the years!

The first two pictures I was probably around 90-95kg at 16 years old - the biggest I got was 110kg but there are no photos of me at that size because I was too ashamed to have my photo taken.

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The third picture shows me at 95kg versus 65kg.

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The next two are a couple of travel photos - I always wanted to travel but was too self conscious before banding, I am so happy that I have been able to see and accomplish as much as I have post weight loss.

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The 6th photo is me at 70kg (my happy weight, 65kg was impossible to maintain) three weeks ago, the night before my body lift surgery.

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The last photo is me now, three weeks post op! I am still swollen, but I finally don't have an apron!!! I will certainly not be missing the 4.8kg of skin that they removed!

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So excited for my thigh surgery next week - I feel like it will kind of mark 'the end' of this weight loss journey :)

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You look great-you were always pretty (although you prolly didn't feel it!)  but now you're amazing.  Well done!

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Wow! You must be so happy. I can't wait for my 360 body lift. 

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