A mother-of-two, known only as Olivia W, got the posterior of her dreams after undergoing a buttock-enlarging procedure from the cosmetic surgeon Gary Ross.
The 40-year-old, from Wigan, spent £8,000 earlier this year on ‘Body Jet Liposuction’ to improve the appearance of her backside, as well as toning up her thighs and midriff after her appearance shattered her confidence to the extent she did not want to leave the house.
The procedure involves inserting high pressure fluid into the problem area to remove body fat.
Speaking of looking at the results for the first time, Olivia, a dental nurse who took out a £4,000 loan for the operation, said: ‘It was a wonderful feeling. My entire shape just looked more womanly and natural.
‘If you’ve tried everything, you’ve done the dieting and exercise, and it’s still not working, then consider it an option.
‘I for one am glad I did.’
Mother-of-two Olivia W felt so self-conscious of her backside and thighs she did not want to leave the house (pictured before the buttock-enlarging procedure)
She is delighted with the results and feels her shape is more womanly (pictured after)
‘I lost all my confidence’
Olivia, who was in recovery for three weeks after the procedure, tried for years to lose weight with strict diets, and regular runs and yoga sessions.
Yet years of dance training left her feeling her thighs and backside were too thick.
Olivia said: ‘I’ve always been really active, and because I used to dance I built up a lot muscle on my thighs and bum.
‘But when I stopped dancing, I just couldn’t shift that bulk no matter how hard I tried.
‘I went to the gym, I went running three times a week, and I did yoga. But nothing worked.
‘I lost all my confidence, stopped wearing the clothes I wanted to wear, and became reluctant to go out.
‘I had a normal-sized waist but every time I tried to put on a pair of jeans I couldn’t get them past my thighs. It was frustrating and also demoralising.’
After trying to tone through diet and exercise, Olivia took out a loan to cover half the surgery’s cost despite her husband insisting she did not need it (pictured before)
She is glad she had the operation and encourages others to consider it (pictured after)
‘I felt guilty about spending £8,000 on myself’
Olivia, who spent one night in hospital after undergoing a general anaesthetic, took out a loan to pay for half of the surgery, despite her family insisting she did not need it.
She said: ‘My husband kept telling me that I was perfect the way I was, but he could also see how my self-esteem had taken a battering and supported me when I started thinking about surgery.
‘I don’t drive a fancy car. I don’t own a fancy handbag. And, yes, with two children in the family I felt guilty about spending £8,000 on myself.
‘But because it was having such an effect on my life, I knew I had to do it.’