Mother left with saggy skin after losing 9st splashes out £60,000 on surgery including a tummy tuck and two boob jobs after her husband admitted she ‘didn’t look so great’ naked
- Charlotte Bruce-Alexander, 38, from Surrey, ballooned to almost 20 stone
- But she says she was disappointed and didn’t feel sexy after losing weight
- So she decided to go under the knife for multiple surgeries to change her body
A mother-of-two has spent £60,000 on plastic surgery in a bid to ‘feel sexy’ after dropping nine stone left her riddled with saggy skin.
Charlotte Bruce-Alexander, 38, from Surrey, ballooned to almost 20 stone before she decided to ditch her unhealthy ways.
But she says she was disappointed and didn’t feel sexy after losing weight because her legs, arms, belly, bottom and breasts were covered with saggy skin.
In search of an honest opinion, she asked her husband who said she looked great in clothes after her weight loss, but not so good naked.
So she decided to go under the knife for multiple surgeries – including two boob jobs, a tummy tuck and an arm lift – to help her achieve her perfect body.
Charlotte Bruce-Alexander (pictured before her dramatic weight loss) spent £60,000 on plastic surgery in a bid to ‘feel sexy’ after dropping nine stone left her riddled with saggy skin
She ballooned to almost 20 stone before she decided to ditch her unhealthy ways. But she says she didn’t feel sexy after losing weight because her skin was saggy. Pictured before her 360 lower body lift
Charlotte is pictured here before her body transformation. She weighed 19st 8lbs at her heaviest
Charlotte has since spent thousands to correct her body and now says she feels happy in her own skin.
She said: ‘After I lost weight, I still didn’t feel amazing. My loose skin was making me miserable and I felt so unsexy.
‘One day I decided to ask my husband, Mark, if he fancied me when I was naked. I told him I wanted an honest answer and he gave me it.
How much did her different surgeries cost?
TWO BOOB JOBS: £14,000
ARM LIFT: £7,000
TUMMY TUCK: £8,000
TWO THIGH LIFTS: £18,000
360 LOWER BODY LIFT: £13,000
‘He said I looked incredible with my clothes on, but not so great without them.
‘This confirmed what I already knew and I opted for surgery. My boobs and my arms were definitely worst, so they were the first two surgeries I had done.’
Charlotte recalls her weight gain beginning during her teenage years, which continued to snowball as she got older until she eventually reached her heaviest weight of 19st 8lbs.
She said: ‘I’d always played the role of the fat funny girl to cover up my insecurities. It was all a bravado, I was grossly overweight and deep down it made me so miserable.
‘By the age of 21, I married my first husband, which unfortunately wasn’t meant to be.
‘The sadder I got about my relationship the more I ate.
Despite having several surgeries, Charlotte still regularly goes to the gym to workout and stay in shape
Charlotte decided to go under the knife for multiple surgeries – including two boob jobs, a tummy tuck and an arm lift – to help her achieve her perfect body. She is pictured her before 360 lift
Charlotte (pictured) recalls her weight gain beginning during her teenage years, which continued to snowball as she got older
‘I felt even worse about myself. So, by the time I was 28 I decided I needed to leave my unhealthy marriage.’
Following her divorce, Charlotte rekindled her relationship with an old flame from her teenage years through social media.
Charlotte, who is now living in Dubai with her family, said: ‘Mark was living a glamorous life out in Dubai, he worked in the fitness industry. He was also recently divorced.
‘We were both in similar situations and going through the same turmoil.’
Charlotte in bandages after surgery. She has so far had two different boob jobs that cost her £14,000
Charlotte is pictured before her 360 body lift in hospital. This particular surgery cost her £13,000
After a few more weeks of phone call and messages, Charlotte went out to Dubai to spend a week with Mark.
She said: ‘We got on like a house on fire. We had the most amazing time.
‘After my trip, I decided that this was absolutely what I wanted to do and I made the move to Dubai.
‘Within three months we were engaged. We got married the following year in Las Vegas. It was amazing.
Charlotte is pictured in hospital after her lower body lift surgery as her scars are checked by a doctor
Left: Charlotte halfway through her weight loss and before any surgery. Right: Charlotte now feels amazing in a bikini on the beach
‘I was still at my biggest, and although Mark worked within the fitness industry he never pushed me to lose weight.
‘However, now that I was living in Dubai, I didn’t have the confidence to put on a bikini and walk along the beach.’
In 2012, Charlotte fell pregnant with her daughter, Scarlett, now eight.
Charlotte said: ‘Three days after I gave birth to my daughter, the penny finally dropped, I saw what I really looked like.
Charlotte is pictured left and right post surgery and weight loss. She now feels confident in her own skin
Charlotte is pictured working out to keep her body in good shape even after she had the surgeries
‘I felt revolting. My belly was hanging over my knees. I decided I really wanted to change and I went to Mark for some help.
‘He helped me work out a sustainable diet and within 18 months I lost over 6st.
‘However, I had a wobble because although I had lost all of this weight, I still didn’t have the amazing body I wanted.
‘Everything was so saggy, from my legs to my arms. I tried going to the gym to tone up the loose skin, but it didn’t help at all
‘It felt like I was never going to get rid of it.
Charlotte’s body is pictured during her surgery journey. She was left with saggy skin after losing weight
Left: Charlotte after her surgeries ready for a night out. She says she has real self-esteem now, rather than having to fake it
Charlotte is pictured left after her different surgeries with Mark, her husband. The couple live together in Dubai
Charlotte at her wedding with her husband, Mark. They rekindled their relationship after reconnecting on social media after their divorces
Left: Charlotte during surgery recovery and right after one of her thigh lifts
‘So, I knew I needed to take further action and decided to go down the surgery route.
‘I started with my first boob job and an arm lift in 2015.
‘My boobs didn’t go great, so I needed to get them redone as they were far too big.’
In 2015, Charlotte fell pregnant with her second child.
After giving birth to her son, Quinn, now five, Charlotte lost her baby weight and continued her bid for her dream body by undergoing further surgery.
She added: ‘In 2016, I had my first tummy tuck. After shedding a few more pounds the following year, the saggy skin on my legs got worse, so I had my first thigh lift and a Brazilian butt lift.
‘The BBL was a big mistake, as I still wasn’t at my goal weight so it was pointless. As I lost more weight, I also lost my bum.
‘I was just so impatient for my perfect body.
‘In 2018 I found me ‘God’ surgeon, and he redid my thigh lift. He was just amazing.
‘The following year, I finally reached my goal weight. I was so happy as this meant I was reaching the end of my surgery journey.
‘So, in 2019 to, celebrate my goal weight, I had my boobs done for the final time. I absolutely love them now.
‘And in 2020, to round it all off, I had the second phase of my thigh lift done, and a 360 lower body lift to remove all of my saggy back fat.’
Although Charlotte still treats herself to occasional cheek filler and Botox, she said she is all done with surgery and is happy with where she is at with her body.
She said: ‘I am so much more confident that I have ever been in my life. I am not afraid to stroll along the beach in a bikini and I love going on hikes.
‘I have real self-esteem now, rather than having to fake it. I feel amazing and my quality of life is so much better for me and my family.
‘I now feel sexier and more comfortable in my own skin, even with my clothes off.’
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