A STUDENT who shed 14 stone after tipping the scales at 24 stone has had six pounds of excess skin removed during body lift surgery.
Jennifer Ognenovski, from Australia, travelled to Thailand for the cut-price £18,000 operation after her impressive weight loss left her with stretch marks and hanging skin all over her body, which no amount of exercise could remove.
While there, she underwent a tummy tuck, an extended arm lift, thigh lift and a breast lift and shared every detail of her transformation with her 41,000 Instagram followers.
And now Jennifer, 23, says she has no regrets about going to Thailand to complete her body makeover for less.
She explained: “People often ask why I chose to go to Thailand and the answer comes down to cost. It cost me less than half than it would have here in Sydney.
“I did do my research and found Destination Beauty were for me and they delivered to a tee.
“Pre surgery I was 11 stone and they removed over six pounds of just skin.
“I am now just over 10 stone and have dropped after surgery from a body fat percentage of 25 down to 17.”
Jennifer hit her lowest point two years ago when she weighed her heaviest but decided she needed to drastically change her lifestyle.
She explained: “I was anti-social, never wanted to be with my friends and started to withdraw from the whole world.
“I was sad and depressed within myself and it was an emotionally draining time.
“I loved heavy carb food – throw anything like breads, pasta, pizza at me and I would be the first to jump on it.”
In February 2016, Jennifer underwent surgery to have a gastric sleeve fitted to shrink the size of her stomach.
She added: “I’ve been criticised that I have taken the easy way out by having surgery by some people.
“But I always stick to my guns and go by my saying, surgery doesn’t allow me to put the nutritious and healthy food I chose to eat in my mouth, that’s something I did.
“Surgery doesn’t make me get up at 5.30am to meet with my trainer and train my guts out. That’s my choice. Surgery is simply a tool – it allows you to eat smaller meals. That’s it!”
At the same time, the full time law student started her Instagram account Jens_healthjourney where she has documented with candid selfies, her new diet and general updates of her incredible weight loss.
She added: “Just walking to and from my house to the car is easier. Getting dressed for work and university doesn’t leave me in a sweaty mess. I always seem now to be unconsciously taking the stairs more often than the lift.
“My love relationships have changed dramatically. I never had a boyfriend nor any male interest.
“I had a few guys when I was large say that they liked my personality but wouldn’t date me because I was fat. It’s easier dating now because I am confident in who I am.”
Previously, the told you about the woman who lost an incredible 25 stone reveals but was cruelly mocked by beachgoers because of her saggy excess skin.
We also brought you the story of the obese man who lost 14 stone in two years after being left mortified when he was too fat for scales.