I flew to Turkey for a gastric bypass, breast lift & implants – I spent £8k on my mummy makeover and I love it | The Sun

WITH more celebs admitting to 'having a bit of work done,' it seems cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly common.

But one mum decided to have a total transformation and jetted to Turkey to spend £8,000 on a mummy makeover.

Kayleigh Baldwin-Wilkinson of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, used to weigh 19st and hated her size 22 frame. 

Despite years of dieting, Kayleigh struggled to keep the weight down.

So she decided to have a gastric bypass to help reduce her calorie intake. 

Kayleigh, who is mother to Hayley and Harley now weighs 10st 6lb and 'doesn't recognise' her size 10 figure in the mirror. 

She spent £3,200 on her weight loss surgery, and then went on to spend £4,500 a year later to help remove excess skin.


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She also had a breast lift and implants. 

She said: “I have always been chubby but began to struggle with my weight after giving birth to Morgan.

“I was constantly yo-yo dieting, I would lose three stone and then gain it back plus more. Then it became even harder to lose weight after giving birth to Harley.

“I was stuck in a rut and barely ever cooked. It was much easier to eat takeaways – I would spend around £170 per week on food.

“I would buy £75 worth of junk from the supermarket, £30 on a Chinese takeaway, £20 on pizza, £25 on an Indian, £20 on KFC and £25 on McDonald's.

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“A typical from a Chinese takeaway would be large rice, chow mein, chicken balls, salt and pepper chicken, sweet and sour chicken It's disgusting when I think about it.”

She believed the only way for her to keep the weight off for good was to opt for a gastric bypass.

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This is a surgical procedure where staples are used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach.

The pouch is then connected to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach.

This means it takes less food to feel full and fewer calories are absorbed from the food that is consumed. 

After thorough research, Kayleigh decided to have the procedure at Irme International Hospital, in Turkey, in October 2020.

She estimated it was £10,000 cheaper than having the procedure in the UK. 

She said: “After losing over eight stone in a year, I wasn't happy with the loose skin and I needed a little nip and tuck.

I still can't believe my reflection is me.

"I didn't just have the surgery for me, but for my kids too.”

The mother-of-two returned to the same hospital in October 2021 and had a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast implants.   

She said: “I am now able to do more with the kids such as take them swimming or run around in the park.

“Morgan has commented on how much happier and involved I am which was incredible to hear.

“I saved for the surgery and it has definitely paid off already. I feel amazing.

"It's bizarre because it has all happened in a year. I still can't believe my reflection is me.

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“My BMI is healthy now whereas before it was morbidly obese.

"I don't get out of breath anymore when walking up the stairs and my joints no longer ache.”

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