Obese woman, 23, is 8st lighter after spending £9,000 on surgery

Obese woman, 23, who was left ’embarrassed’ after seeing photos of herself on holiday is 8st lighter after spending £9,000 on surgery to achieve her dream body

  • Jo Pask, 23, from Troon, Scotland, tipped scales at 17st 8lbs at her heaviest 
  • Had part of stomach removed to reduce food intake in Turkey, costing £3,000
  • Eight months on and 6st lighter, paid £6,100 for tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation
  • Now weighs 9st 7lbs and couldn’t be happier to flaunt off her size eight frame

A young woman looks unrecognisable after splashing out over £9,000 to achieve her dream body.

Jo Pask, 23, was 17st 8lbs at her heaviest and unable to shift the weight due to her lack of portion control.

But last February, Jo, who lives in Troon, Scotland, flew to Turkey to have part of her stomach removed to reduce her food intake – which cost her £3,000.

Jo was six stone lighter and on a plane to Turkey again to undergo a tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation for £6,100.

The former carer now weighs 9st 7lbs and couldn’t be happier to flaunt off her size eight frame. 

Jo Pask, 23, was 17st 8lbs at her heaviest and unable to shift the weight due to her lack of portion control. Pictured, at her heaviest

The former carer looks unrecognisable after splashing out over £9,000 to achieve her dream body. Pictured now, weighing 9st 7lbs 

Last February, Jo flew to Turkey to have part of her stomach removed to reduce her food intake – which cost her £3,000. Pictured, Jo now, weighing 9st 7lbs

Her weight loss journey also led to a career change and she is now a fitness instructor.

She said: ‘I’m still in shock when I look in the mirror – I can’t believe it’s me. I am proud of myself.

‘I feel like I look amazing and I am happy that I feel that way. 

‘I want to break the stigma around weight loss surgery – a gastric sleeve isn’t the easy way out.

‘I still have to be mindful about what I eat and look after my body. I just needed it to put an end to the large portions.

‘I tried every diet in the book, they’d help me lose a few stones then I would put double on. But now my stomach won’t allow me to eat 3/4 of a family-sized lasagne with sides.’  

Eight months later, Jo was six stone lighter and on a plane to Turkey again to undergo a tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation for £6,100. Pictured, at her heaviest

Jo was left red-faced following a holiday in Greece in 2019. She recalls feeling ’embarrassed’ by the photos and decided to research weight loss surgery. Pictured, at her heaviest

Jo’s weight loss journey also led to a career change and she is now a fitness instructor. Pictured, at her heaviest weight

Jo was left red-faced following a holiday in Greece in 2019. She recalls feeling ’embarrassed’ by the photos and decided to research weight loss surgery.

But her dream body seemed to be out of reach when she was quoted £11,000 for a gastric sleeve in the UK.

Until she came across ‘Get Slim’ in Turkey, who offered the surgery for £3000.

‘I’ve always been confident and the first to drop a fat joke before anyone else,’ she said. ‘But I didn’t realise how big I had got until I was looking at photos of myself in swimwear in Greece.

‘I was so embarrassed, I didn’t want anyone to see the photos from the trip. It isn’t all about photos, it’s about health and life experiences which I was lacking because of my weight.

‘I also had a fatty liver and was pre-diabetic so I was desperate to lose weight.

‘After the sleeve, I was left with excess skin and my boobs were saggy so I treated myself to a makeover. I couldn’t be happier – it was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.’


 The 23-year-old says she wants to break the stigma around weight loss surgery – adding that a gastric sleeve ‘isn’t the easy way out’

The 23-year-old pictured before a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and lift in Turkey in October 2020

Jo admits feeling apprehensive about surgery abroad but the company is owned by British women which made her feel at ‘ease’.

She now oozes confidence and helps many women turn their weight loss dreams into a reality.

She said: ‘I can’t believe how much I was missing out on like crossing my legs, wearing jeans and tucking a top in.

‘It’s the simple things that amaze me. I never thought I would become a role model to people!

‘I help women with their journey to fitness and give them advice. The world is now my oyster and I’m determined to help other overweight people get to the positive place I am in today.

‘I can finally see a bright future for myself.’

Jo says she’s still in shock when she looks in the mirror and can’t believe it’s actually her. Pictured now, weighing 9st 7lbs

Jo (pictured, weighing 9st 7lbs) now oozes confidence and helps many women turn their weight loss dreams into a reality

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