Chanelle Hayes has revealed her plans to get a full body lift and boob job after struggling to cope with ‘sagging’ skin as a result of her seven and a half stone weight loss.
The former Big Brother contestant, 33, underwent a gastric sleeve operation in March last year, and subsequently dropped to 9st10lb from 17st4lb, changing from a size 18 to 8-10.
The star confirmed she has her operations booked in for next month and hopes it will resolve her painful chaffing caused by her weight loss transformation.
Under the knife: Chanelle Hayes has revealed her plans to get a full body lift and boob job after struggling to cope with ‘sagging’ skin as a result of her seven and a half stone weight loss
Speaking to Closer magazine this week, she said: ‘I’ve got sagging around my middle and my boobs have totally changed shop – and it really chafes. I’m having to apply talcum powder all the time to stop the pain – there’s always talc everywhere.
‘When I think about maybe going on holiday, I wouldn’t want to get my clothes off because of my saggy skin.’
She described the surgical process like cutting a ‘belt’ of skin and ‘fastening’ it around the body to remove the ‘excess’.
However, Chanelle revealed she won’t be having surgery on her limbs because she wants to avoid scarring on her arms and legs.
Contrast: The star confirmed she has her operations booked in for next month and hopes it will resolve her painful chaffing caused by her weight loss transformation
The reality star went under the knife in 2011 to increase her breast size from a B-cup to D-cup, and plans to get her implants replaced to stop them looking like ‘four boobs’.
She explained: ‘It really is like I’ve got four boobs. My implants are up where they’ve always been, but my skin is hanging down below where it shouldn’t be.’
According to Chanelle, the operation will serve as a breast reduction after admitting she now prefers the look of a smaller bust.
The announcement comes after Chanelle revealed to her Instagram followers that she has reached her goal weight, in a humble and happy post.
Sharing side-by-side photos, the former BB star looked incredible in the most recent, which saw her posing in a skimpy black strap-top and leopard-print thigh-split skirt.
Candid: Speaking to Closer magazine this week, she said: ‘I’ve got sagging around my middle and my boobs have totally changed shop – and it really chafes’
She looked a shadow of her former self compared the a snap taken months ago when she was over seven stone heavier.
In the before photo, she held out her arms in a black dress, with the after snap displaying a lean, healthier look.
Posing in her hallway, she wore a black belt around her slim waist and toted a matching purse and chunky black boots.
She told fans she had ‘finally made it’ and got herself down to her target weight and size of 9st 10lb and size 10 clothes.
In a proud caption, Chanelle penned: ‘So I hit a personal goal recently and now weigh back inside the 9 stones!
‘But not everything is about what it says on the scales… in the first pic on the left I didn’t even know my weight because I didn’t want to… although I know it was around 17 stone as I had surgery not too long from that pic (I took that picture to use as inspiration to get healthy again).
‘What I do know is that I couldn’t walk up the stairs that day and opted for the escalator on that trip. I also had to put talc under my boobs, in between my thighs and under my upper arms to stop the rashes I would get from chafing.
‘I avoided every mirror or reflection and generally did not care about or like myself very much.
‘I hit a personal goal’: The announcement comes after Chanelle revealed to her Instagram followers that she has reached her goal weight in a humble and happy post
‘On the right pic, I still get nervous around my reflection in case I see the person I was before who was so desperately unhappy and I still get under boob chafes, but I feel so proud to post myself looking and feeling confident and healthy again.
‘My weight and addiction to food has held me back for so many years I have to pinch myself when I remember I am healthy again and can fit into normal sized clothes without a crying episode in the changing rooms.
‘What is your goal weight / size? Mine is 9st10lb and size 10 clothes and I have finally made it! [sic]’
The star has been extremely candid about her weight loss and recently revealed her weight ‘spiralled’ during the first lockdown to 17st4lb which was ‘morbidly obese’ for her 5ft4in height.
Writing a lengthy caption alongside her post, Chanelle detailed the ‘five lessons she’s learnt’ since having surgery – including how her relationship with food has changed and that she exercises differently now.
Confident: She said: ‘My weight and addiction to food has held me back for so many years I have to pinch myself when I remember I am healthy again and can fit into normal sized clothes without a crying episode ‘
She penned: ‘5 lessons I have learnt since having weight loss surgery.
‘1. It does not change my relationship with food. Bariatric surgery is only a tool, if I don’t use it consistently and correctly it will fail. Addressing abnormal relationships with food is so important if I want to become healthier physically and mentally.
‘2. Not everyone will understand my choice and that’s ok because it is MY journey. “Just eat less and move more”, “you’ve taken the easy option”, are a few comments I’ve heard along the way.
‘Believe me, it is not easy (wish it was!) and it was not an option I took lightly. But it has been the best decision I’ve made in terms of my health.
‘3. Exercise is different now. I’ve always enjoyed working out (I’m actually a qualified PT, crazy as this may seem) but I actually feel proud to exercise and improve my body after all the junk I’ve been feeding it all these years. It’s my way of saying “hey body, I’m sorry for abusing you…here’s an olive branch” (or a dumbbell).
‘4. Weight looks different on everybody. I am trying to stop focussing on other people’s weights because my only competitor is myself.
‘Ten people could weigh exactly the same but have completely different body compositions. Selfishly (but thankfully) I now only care about myself and mine.
‘5. Even though I’ve lost weight, I’ve grown as a person. I have been every size you can think of and can empathise with the issues that come with them all. I realise people may plaster on a smile – at any size – but not be ok beneath the surface.
‘Going through this experience has really given me a better understanding of private struggles and how easy it is to hide them. [sic]’
The star then ended her post saying: ‘Thought I would share this today on #womancrushwednesday because my #wcw this week is ME… and I don’t think I’ve ever been able to say that before.’
Before and after: The mother-of-two has been sharing regular updates on her transformation as well as candid snaps showcasing her weight loss