A Brazilian woman has left many people stunned as she shed a dramatic seven stone after gastric surgery. The woman who was once overweight is now looking too sexy and beautiful.
Raina Trindade, 29, a technical safety officer, from Rio, once weighed 20.5 stone but saw her size plummet following a tummy tuck.
Trindade says that while she should be delighted with the operation’s results, she can’t get her head around the idea that she’s no longer obese – and says she’s ‘at war’ with her mind.
The woman who was bullied at school because of her size said she has got her life back on track. The 29-year-old initially turned to dangerous methods in a bid to beat the bulge, including taking diet pills.
Raina was overweight before the incredible transformation
However, harsh warnings from doctors that she was at risk of a heart attack, Raina booked bariatric surgery two years ago and slimmed to a healthy 10.6 stones.
According to Dailymail, at 27, the desperate dieter had reduction surgery in February 2014 to try and save her health.
And six months later, when Raina had reached her target goal weight, she had a tummy tuck and 285ml breast implants because the weight loss left her with ‘saggy and small boobs.’
Raina said: ‘I was very scared when doctors said I had to do the surgery but the operation has changed my life.
‘People mistakenly believe that once you do gastric bypass surgery that’s it, you don’t have to do anything more, the weight will simply drop off.
‘That’s not true – it was very hard in the beginning, because you become like a child again and have to learn how to eat properly and sensibly.’
She says she now follows a healthy diet with a nutritionist and exercises six days a week.