Bride-to-be has the perfect body for her dream wedding after shedding EIGHT STONE and splashing out £12,000 on gastric band weight loss surgery and breast implants
- Chantelle Harris, 29, from Warwickshire, underwent breast augmentation
- Former 21st stone woman lost 8st and breasts dramatically shrank
- One month later, Chantelle met her now fiancé, who proposed last year
- Now she’s body confident after spending £12,000 and is set to wed in April
A bride-to-be who spent £12,000 on plastic surgery finally has the perfect body for her dream wedding.
Chantelle Harris, 29, from Bedworth, Warwickshire, underwent a breast augmentation after she dropped eight stone – something that caused her breasts to dramatically shrink.
At her heaviest, the cosmetics supplier weighed 21st and after failing every diet, she decided she needed a £6,000 gastric band to beat the bulge
One month later, Chantelle met her now fiancé, Marlon Powell, 30, who proposed last year.
But she refused to walk down the aisle without having a breast augmentation after her dramatic 8st weight loss had caused her breasts to drop from a G to a C-cup.
Seven months ago, Chantelle, forked out another £6,000 for size E breast implants – now she’s body confident after spending £12,000 and is set to wed in April.
Chantelle said: ‘I needed the gastric band to help me lose weight as I had failed countless times with different diet plans.
‘After losing 8st I felt great; I was fitter, not sluggish any more and could feel the difference in every aspect of my life.
‘My only problem was that my breasts had lost a lot of their volume and I’d gone down five cup sizes.
‘It left me feeling unhappy as there was nothing I wanted more than to look amazing on my wedding day.
‘I wanted to have the option not to wear a bra on my big day and for me it was the way to complete my amazing transformation.
‘After my initial gastric band surgery I felt great but there was one last thing that I wanted to resolve about myself – now I feel incredible and can’t wait to get married.
‘What took me aback was that before, most people would see my size before anything else, but not my fiancé, Marlon, he didn’t even think I was big enough to have a gastric band.
‘Before my breast surgery he told me that he only wanted me to have the surgery if I was doing it for myself and no one else – he didn’t mind whether I had it or not.
‘I’m so glad I did as I’ve gained all of my confidence back and feel so much happier now.’
Chantelle decided to have her first surgery five years ago after struggling to lose weight through dieting and seeing a friend’s success with the gastric band.
By 2011 she had lost 5st due to eating smaller portions and getting a personal trainer.
She said: ‘I think a lot of people forget that after a gastric band you don’t wake up skinny because that’s the start of your journey – but it’s completely worth it.
‘After the weight started to drop off I found I had so much more energy and was all the more confident.
‘At first it was difficult understanding the limitations of the gastric band and sometimes meant a lot of my dinners went cold before I could finish them.
‘However it’s been completely worth it and I feel incredible.’