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From 115 lbs Overweight to Modeling: Elizabeth’s Story

Posted August 28, 2015 in Body Contouring, Body Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

IMG_9542 (2)After losing 115 pounds, Elizabeth, a registered nurse and mother of two, was disappointed by the sagging skin her achievement left behind. She underwent cosmetic plastic surgery with Dr. Patronella to remove the excess skin, a transformation that inspired an exciting new chapter in her life. This is Elizabeth’s testimonial.

“I am a registered critical care nurse at St. Joseph’s hospital. I have two beautiful children who are 16 and 10. Three years ago I began my journey to a healthier me, I was overweight, unhealthy, and undernourished. I knew if I didn’t make better choices that I would end up like my patients in the ICU, it was only a matter of time of making bad choices.

Like most people, I was clueless where to begin grasping at any fad out there, wanting the quick fix. It wasn’t till I stopped making excuses and decided to get real that I lost 115lbs. I lost the weight through healthy eating and exercise. It isn’t a sprint or a diet, but a choice that from this day forward I would make better choices. There is no magic pill and it takes time, consistency, and will power, but pound by pound I finally got there. Each day is still a struggle to make healthy choices and as I like to put it, I battle with my inner fat girl everyday. I also like to say that having more good days than bad days is the key, because we are human and life has a tendency to get in our way.

After losing the weight I was left with sagging skin, a constant reminder of where I was and the person that I lost literally. After all my hard work, I still was haunted by the past, so I began considering plastic surgery. This wasn’t an easy decision and not one I took lightly as I approach any surgery with its risks and benefits. I researched different surgeons and procedures for a year prior to this decision and after asking around and doing my homework, I decided on Dr. Patronella. After one meeting in his office, I knew that this was the place for me. He was honest with me and gave me a realistic approach on what we could do.

I am now one year post op and consider Dr. Patronella and his staff like family. They were there for me every step of the way. I could not have asked for a better experience or a better result. I am so excited with my new body, my hard work finally shows. I have a six pack! What? I know….I was a size 22 or a 3XL before and now a size 6! It’s crazy and exciting and I couldn’t be more happy.

Because of my newfound confidence I now have doors opening for me that I never would have imagined at 36. I am now doing modeling part time with most photographers thinking I’m 10 years younger than I am. I did it as single mom with a full time job. If I can do it, anybody can!!! My future is even more exciting as I am now exploring different schools to begin working on my Masters in Nutrition. I have a passion to help anybody I can, to be there to educate and inspire. Also, I have decided that I will begin training for a bikini competition and competing in the next 6 months, I have been researching trainers and nutritionists that will hopefully help me achieve this next milestone in my life. I believe that you can achieve whatever you put your mind too, if you believe in yourself and want it bad enough, the sky is the limit!”

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