Amanda’s Body Reconstruction Journey

On today’s podcast we got to chat with Amanda about her body reconstructive surgery after losing almost 100 kilos! Amanda’s motivation is quite mind blowing and her journey hasn’t been an easy one. From 100kgs overweight to competing In a weightlifting competition, Amanda is organised, super focussed and an amazing woman. You will be impressed at how constant determination transforms her life.
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Transcript -Amanda’s Body Reconstruction Journey

Trish

Hello listeners, it’s Trish Hammond and Nicole Montgomery, coming to you from the Aesthetics Uncensored podcasting studio, which basically means our homes. And today we’re going to talk to one patient about her journey, so this is Amanda. I’ve actually spoken to Amanda a bunch of times before, but she’s had a complete body transformation. And it’s not so much about the transformation, but it’s about what she’s doing now like years on from her weight loss. And then you know, heaps of body surgery, and just, I follow her on Facebook so I’ve been watching her doing this buddy weightlifting stuff. So I was like, oh my god, I really need to speak to Amanda. So welcome, Amanda. 

Amanda

Hello. How are you, Trish?

Trish

Really good. I’ve been watching you and doing all of your weight lifts and stuff like that. So it kind of made me think oh my god, I really want to speak to a man again and see what she’s up to. So briefly, do you want to just cover your journey up to now briefly, like despite the fact that you lost a heap of weight and blah, blah, blah?

Amanda

Yeah definitely. Well, I was like a yoyo on losing weight, putting it back on losing weight, putting it back on and I’m fine aged out in 2017 and decided I needed a bit of help. So I had the sleeve surgery at my biggest so give me a bit of context, I was 165 kilos, and my lightest had been 68 kilos so hover around about 73 now and  I had weight loss surgery then I was left with a lot of skin. I was like a melting candle. It was horrible and then I went and then started my skin removal journey when I started on 72 kilos so then I got down to 68. So I think I had about three kilos to check out my stomach and my thighs. And then I had all the upper upper body done. And then I’ve kept having surgeries because my skin keeps just sagging because there is no elasticity left and now I’ve gotten into weights which I love. 

Trish

Yeah right, so when you set it to roughly like how many surgeries have you had? Because I know that you’re one of those ladies, that’s happy to have multiple surgeries in one procedure. But how many actual procedures have you had? 

Amanda

I’ve actually lost count Trish, probably maybe eight times I think with all my revisions, so I had the two big surgeries. So all the upper body done in one and all the lower body done in one, and then I had some revisions and I had a seroma as well so I had gone under for those two.

Trish

Yeah right. So I mean basically you’ve lost all up 100 kilos? or how much is it? 

Amanda

Trish

Og my god, it’s just like, it’s just so you say that out loud 98 kilos and as you can appreciate, after being that heavy for so long. How many years were you big?

Amanda

I was big all my life. The lower side they got down to I think presurgery was 98 and then I just blew back up again. 

Trish

Wow. So you ended up being like over 160 kilos?

Amanda

165.5 I was at my heaviest.

Trish

Holy guacamole that’s just like, to watch you with what you’re doing now because I know that cause even with your recoveries, because I’ve always thought that when people are recovering from surgeries like that, it’s a lot on your body, you’ve been big all your life and all that sort of but you recover like a demon. And the only thing I can put it down to is the fact that you’re so uber fit.

Amanda

I think so too. And I think, because I would ask my Surgeon, Did other people bounce back like this? And he said that he thinks it’s fitness, but also just my personality and my attitude to things like, I’ve been through a lot of things in my life that I would wish nobody else ever went through. But I’ve always been a person that’s gone through, nothing will ever beat me. So I’ve always tried to just keep moving.

Trish

Yeah, that’s so true. You are probably one of the most positive people I know because even when something goes wrong, like, I’m the sort of person that would either spiral me down and make it worse and worse, but you’re always Oh, yeah, no, it’s fine. I’m just gonna go and have a quick revision. And, you know, I’d be like, Oh, my God, I’m going to have a revision.

Amanda

I know but you just need to switch some morals.

Trish

So tell us, I mean, I know Nicole’s dying to ask you a question. But before they’re so what was it that actually like the fact that like, I cannot exercise and I’m not motivated to do weights and stuff like that, but I want to so what would be the difference? Between me and you? Like, why can’t I do it? And not only can you do it, but you’ve been doing it and you haven’t stopped doing it every day. Could you do it every single day? Like, like you get up at some ridiculous hour so that you can exercise? Is she alright? 

Amanda

My alarm goes off at 2 quarter to 3. That’s 2:40am. I know. I get up, I have my fat burner because I don’t drink tea or coffee. So I get up, I have my fat burner, and I have a protein shake on my way to the gym and when I get there I work out and then I come back home and I have breakfast and then I start work.

Trish

So what time you’re gonna get to the gym?

Amanda

I’m at the gym, like I started working out by four o’clock.

Trish

About four o’clock. Okay, so better now to get ready, get on and go to the gym workout. Four o’clock and prep for an hour?

Amanda

An hour and a half to two hours.

Trish

Oh my god, I’m already in pain. Obviously you’re going to do this for the rest of your life, aren’t you? 

Amanda

Yea, I think so, while I can.

Trish

Totally. I’m so impressed with you. I’m just like, so impressed. I’m sorry, Nicole, go for it.

Nicole

Oh, wow. And what was your life like before?

Amanda

I used to go to the gym as well but it was hard. Like, it was really hard, I got stored, hurt myself like, and I would just then I’d stop going and then I’d go back. Oh, I’ll get going again, so then I go again. And there was never any consistency. Now I’m consistent with it, I get up.

Nicole 

What was the turning point, what changed?

Amanda

I just didn’t want to be fat anymore.

Trish

I’m like that every day and that makes no difference to me.

Amanda

Like eating a burger, I just didn’t want to. I just got sick of it. I just wanted to be 100. It’s horrible. But in my head, I just wanted to be normal because people won’t make fun of the fat girl. They don’t want to, it’s funny, you can go somewhere, nobody wants to sit next to you. It’s like you’ve got a disease or something. Once you are skinny though, people are just locked here and it’s really weird. But my personality would keep me going. It hasn’t changed. But it’s just weird that I just didn’t want to be that fat anymore.

Trish

You know, it’s really funny because we like to promote positive body positivity. And recently, I put a post up and it was someone who had a larger body and you know, and I just love it if someone can rocker and is happy with it, go for it and the feedback that I got from this person was the fact that it was a negative thing to promote body positivity for someone that was so big because the fact is that there’s a lot of health problems that come with it and all that sort of thing. So it’s sort of like you’re sitting there in some Limbo land where you know like, because yes, there are health problems of course, but there’s obviously health problems being too skinny and you don’t have to be fat or skinny, you’re gonna have health problems. So it’s sort of like you know, where do you draw the line? So I struggled with that, that comment a little bit.

Nicole

Look at shame on. I just passed away so young and healthy I would imagine for the majority, if not all his life and very weight conscious.

Trish  

Yes. And he was having a detox then to maybe like that was a you know, I think he was there on a detox at the time that he packed away too so it’s that eternal fight for.

Nicole

Sure you can be skinny and unhealthy.

Amanda

Yes. 100% of people think because people are skinny that they’re healthy. It’s good. It’s nothing to do with it. I had no health problems when I was fat. Now I’ve got bad knees, I’ve got a bad ankle. My neck is always sore. My back is sore. I had none of that. Like it would want to get us all back, we knew  that was just weight related but I still know I’ve got more injuries.

Trish

Right. But that’s probably because you push yourself so much?

Amanda

I think it’s because I was big for so long, that your body is a great coping mechanism. It goes like it can get it knowing it’s got to get around so your joints just learn to live with it and that’s what the video has said to me that my joints are just locked out to keep me going. And because I wanted to keep going, they just left. You know what, we’ll just deal with it. Now they don’t have to deal with it. They’ve gone Oh, geez, we’re a bit weak and we’ve been carrying this big load around for so long and now we don’t need to be so strong. 

Nicole

You know Amanda, I’ve known a few Surgeons who are a little bit kind of, not as excited by a bigger patient compared to you know, having a small patient walk into the clinic. Some surgeons I’ve known have actually turned patients away because of the correct BMI and whatnot. How did you find your Surgeon? And was he a bit like, you need to lose weight, or was he welcoming in?

Amanda

He was actually really good. Like, I actually get why surgeons do turn people away when their BMI is too high. Because you know, they’re going to be advertising the surgeons work and you’re not going to get such a good result if you’ve got a lot more weight to lose and so it can reflect that any healing isn’t as good. I had not absolutely no issues apart from my seroma which had nothing to do with my Surgeon. And then I had a hematoma on my side that required to be surgically removed. But other than that, I had nothing openings. Everything healed was amazing. My scars, like there’s my scar on my arm and you can only see because it’s cut through the tattoo. People don’t even see it.

Trish 

That’s amazing.

Nicole

So, how did you find your Surgeon?

Amanda

So I researched for a while like looking up. And I was on the view of the plastic surgery pages. And then one of my girlfriends at the time, she went through Dr Perron and I went and had a meeting with him and I just fell in love with him. He’s just awesome. It’s just an awesome human. And his work is just meticulous, he wants everything to be perfect.

Trish

But if what you’re actually seeing him do perfectly does that, as well, I watched a procedure where a lady was having her implants removed and it was like a quick procedure, it was only going to be four to five minutes, an hour and a half, whatever. But this one actually turned into hours because they’d actually ruptured and there was all this silicone up here and like just to watch, that being removed was and the fact that the clock’s ticking, but the clock didn’t matter. It was all about the safety and the best result for that patient. So I totally get that, I totally get it but yes, I think some doctors are really passionate about the larger patients as well. Like they actually love doing surgery for them because it’s so transformative. I guess that’s one of the reasons. 

Amanda

I definitely, I guess, if you’re bigger, you just need to keep in mind that you’re probably going to need revisions because you’re not going to get the results that you would want if you still got more weight to lose so it’s just really important to remember where you’ve come from.

Nicole

If you gain a ton of weight from now, say you put on 100 kilos, it would significantly change your results. And how do you stop that from happening?

Amanda

It’s a daily battle like I’m in a building. Because I’ve got a coach now, a strength coach and I’m in a building phase so I’m eating all the time, because I’m lifting so heavy. And I want to compete in a strong woman competition in September so I need to eat more to build my muscle so it gets stronger. And so it’s a real battle because I’m like, oh my god I’m eating so much food. They’re a good sort of goes against what you’ve learnt that you’ve got to eat less to to keep losing weight, which is true. You need to be in a calorie deficit, but you gotta eat the right foods and know the macros for your body and that’s what a coach will do. It’s been awesome. 

Trish

I reckon I’d like not to exercise, just to kind of explain like, because some, like to learn things over the years, you learn what’s good nutrition, whichever breakfast, lunch and dinner but it’d be really good to learn about the macros and the micro news, and all that sort of thing, and actually how they all work together. 

Amanda

I still need somebody to work out the protein macros and yeah, definitely, it’s, it helps.

Trish

That’s a great idea. Now, it’s gonna actually be like I said, I follow you so I watch all of your posts, or all the ones that I’m on when I see them there. And then I’m just so impressed by your constant determination, the fact that you transform your life, and you also just keep doing it. But, and I know you went to the gym before, but before you’ve actually lost weight, like, and you’ve been big all your life, like, is it? Do you know if there was a trigger for that? Or was it just the way you were brought up? Or? And I asked you this, because I always ask myself the same question, because I spent my life being overweight as well. 

Amanda

Like, as a trigger as to why I was overweight? Probably my upbringing. So I wasn’t ever, my mum and dad both worked. Mum will just cook mostly potato peas, and it’s for meat and three veg and then we never really had a, we didn’t have to eat breakfast so we probably wouldn’t and then we would just snack. So there was never really any education around what we should eat. And then you move out of home, and then you don’t have that education. So you just start usually poor when you first move out so you’re eating two minute noodles. Back then it was a lot of lamb and mints, so you just ate what you could eat. And then there’s just no, none of that education like there is nowadays, which I think would be different, and genetics. My dad was bigger, mum was big.

Trish

Right. And I guess you’re right with that education. Because the thing is our parents only teach us what they’ve been taught and never really been that stuff. Unless you were like, actually, I had an Auntie who was obsessed with my weight. Actually, she was uber uber gorgeous. And she said to me, come and live with me. And I used to be so upset and thinking of what you know, what’s wrong with me now? Like, nothing wrong with me, but, but she was absolutely diligent with every single thing that she put in her mouth and very mindful of that. Well, I come from a family who was like you had to just eat everything while you had it because you never knew when you weren’t going to have it again. 

Amanda 

You’re European, aren’t you? 

Trish

Yeah, yeah. 

Amanda 

You’re gonna love food. 

Trish

Exactly. I thought you could say you still do that? I do. Actually. Not quite. I try not to. I see. It’s a forever battle. I don’t know. It’s just a forever battle so what’s going to be like, you’re always doing something new. I mean, like, you’re always doing the same thing but you’re always adding a little bit of something on there to get tired?

Amanda

Sometimes, I just keep going. 

Trish

Tired of having to do stuff like, tired of being on a diet, tired of watching what I eat. I’ve had to go, you know, you discover, I’m just so tired of having to do this all the time but I think it’s just the fact that it just has to become a way of life, hey.

Amanda

I do that when I’m preparing meals. I’m like, I hate meal prepping but at the end, I’m like, oh my god, I love it. I feel so accomplished when I’m finished. So I just use that as my drive off. 

Nicole

Do you meal prep all the time? 

Amanda

Yep. Every Sunday, Sunday afternoons.

Trish

Give us a rundown. This is what I might need you over here.

Nicole

That’s two meals for the entire week?

Amanda

Yep. So I cut up 150 kilos per day and then I put it with five mils of olive oil and I baked that in the oven with a bit of seasoning and I haven’t been there so that I know which was there. 150 grams of raw weight. Pop that many containers I cut off 130 grams of raw white rump steak with no fat on it, and bag that and that’s my that with 30 grams of avocado and 50 grams of green beans and 60 mils of gravy is my lunch each day. And then 10 is our meal, prep my chili con carne with 50 grams of rice and 100 grams of beans. So I’ve moved that into containers. That’s for dinner. And then I just put the yogurt and cucumber on top of that when I actually heat it up for my breakfast. Oh my god. Oh, it’s my favorite meal of the day. So it’s 60 grams of banana, mash that up and then 60 mils of skim milk 30 grams of self raising wholemeal flour and one egg and I beat it all up and then I just cook it as one pancake. And then I have the mussel nation custard, 40 grams of that with 90 mils of water. And then 50 grams of frozen raspberries and 15 grams of cashews that I’ve blitzed in my little tupperware like, Oh my God, it is a party in my mouth. Honestly, the best thing ever. And then 300 grams of watermelon is a snack. And then I have these four little smooshed balls, there’s another sack, and that’s my meals every day.

Trish

So basically, your thing is all about being prepared, hey?

Amanda

There is that saying, fail to prepare, prepare to fail, and it is really true. If it’s already done, you’re more inclined to have it, than look for something else.

Trish

That’s so true. But what about so you live with your new husband? Who’s obviously your old boyfriend, who you had for a long time? Wanna say, what happens to him? Does he cook for him as well? Or do you prepare food prep for him? Or does he do it when he wants or have you got him?

Amanda

He works the night shift, Trish. So we like ships in the night, he gets home at three and I’m getting ready to go to the gym while he gets home. So I cooked his dinners for him on the weekend and froze them. So he just has dinner and he just has whatever I usually try and make it healthy. But you know, I might I’m very big. I love cooking things from scratch. So I’ll make mongolian beef or sweet sour pork, things like that. Because I’ll make it spicy. And I’m white girl. So I love spicy food.

Nicole

I’m one of those. It’s like a birthday or Christmas or Easter or like a special occasion?

Amanda

So I’m not fixed. So it’s flexible dieting. So Monday to Friday, I’m very strict. That’s just my meal plan. And then on the weekends, I’ll still watch what I eat but I don’t really track it too much because I still want to enjoy life, I don’t want to leave it. I still want to be able to not go. Oh shit, I don’t have my meal. I can’t eat anything. I still want to just make good choices so it’s all about, I know pretty much we’re looking at how many calories are in it and if I have to then make up for something else during the day if I want to eat something that’s not so good but I can’t eat a lot anyway.

Trish

Do you mind telling us what time you have your meals and your snacks? So obviously in the morning you have a pre meal. 

Amanda

When I wake up, I have my fat burner. Then half an hour later I have my protein shake with creatine because creatine helps the building muscle. And I have three lowly snacks while I’m at the gym to spike my glycogen source so while I’m working out because I’m lifting heavy, I don’t always eat the three but I try to make them when I come home I make my pancakes. So about six o’clock in the morning I ate my pancake. It takes me about half an hour to eat it, like 45 minutes. Then at 11 o’clock or 10:30 or 11 o’clock, I’ll have my watermelon. Then one o’clock, I’ll have my steak and veggies and then in the afternoon about three I have mismatched balls, and then about 5:30 I have my dinner. 

Nicole

What time do you go to bed? 

Amanda

7:30. Are you 100 or something? 

Trish

I need to be in bed by 6:30.

Amanda

At 6:30, early, do you know, when Max was on, I had to get up and watch it early in the morning. Because I couldn’t stay up to watch it at nighttime.

Trish

I was gonna ask what you got chosen? But now I know. I want you for my lunch break. Oh that’s hilarious. That’s hilarious. So basically, you’re like the uber structure. Do you think you could ever actually teach what you notice someone else was like, you’re saying to me that  you’ve got a coach and all that sort of thing, but I actually reckon you’d be a great coach.

Amanda

I do get told that all the time and that I’ve inspired so many people, which is awesome. If I just inspire one, then you know, my job’s done. So to find out that I’ve actually done that to quite a few people that really makes me happy, really floats my boat. But I don’t know if I had the time to do it. I’ve thought about it and I did enrol into a nutrition cert for nutrition but I just work so much and I’m working like so long. I just need to have that work life balance and I couldn’t be able to do that on top of working full time and I love my job so much.

Trish

That’s true. And if you love what you’re doing while it’s just, it’s true, you do inspire and I can see you in the group. You know what I mean? As soon as someone reaches out and asks the question, you’re onto it. And well, when you’re in the group, you’re onto it, and then you can see oh my god, like you’ve inspired me so much and you know, because really 165 kilos to get into the 60s. That’s insane. And that’s like, your life is not over because you’re 160 kilos, you can actually try that and I guess you’re but you’re a testament to that.

Amanda

Yep. I’ve got a friend that she messaged me. And she said, You’ve inspired me so much that I’ve gone and had the sleeve done. Also, she had the bypasser and she’s lost heaps of weight. And she’s so when she gets down to a bit lighter, she wants to join the gym with me and come and work out with me. So that’s pretty nice.

Trish

Fantastic. Do you know one thing I’ve noticed? And I don’t know if you’ve noticed this as well, because I’ve sleeved myself, but I am, I had it done when I had already lost a bunch of weight and then put some back on. So I hadn’t done it when I was 91 kilos and melted down, and I was just really calling from 100 again. And I’m not skinny, do you? Not? I mean, like I’m still you know, I’m still solid, I think I think now I’m like about 78 kilos or something that seems like that’s what my body is whilst right that’s, that’s where my body stays when I choose to live like I am. I like to drink, to eat you know, all that sort of, you know, all the good stuff. Yeah, I don’t know, because I think I should be 10 kilos lighter. But, then I’ve seen people that have had the sleeve. And I think I look like I’ve got colour in my face. But then I’ve seen people that have had a sleeve, uber skinny. They don’t eat enough. Now, I was always scared about turning into that person with the holiday checks and all that sort of thing, but obviously that is never gonna happen to me but what do you reckon is the difference between that, because you eat the same thing every day, then do you?

Amanda

Yes. I think it’s a bit of an eye. And I have a bit of body dysmorphia. And I think I’ve talked to you about this before, I don’t see what other people see. And I have another girlfriend who has this lead and she is so thin and she looks gaunt and she just can’t stop losing weight and it’s because she just isn’t eating. So for her, she probably doesn’t have the education to know that she’s at risk of malabsorption if she doesn’t get on top of it, because I had that before I had to have this reflux fixed and she just finds it hard to recover. You need to have these micronutrients, you need to be able to do so much and because you don’t have a stomach anymore, you don’t have the mechanism that breaks all the food down and takes all the nutrients out. It’s just gone. It just goes straight into your body so it’s been hard but yeah, I think it’s definitely body dysmorphia.

Trish

Right. So they just think that they’re not losing weight. They’re just, they’re just stopping eating.

Amanda

I think that they are still as big as they were before and then worrying about the scales so much that they just obsess. So they don’t want to eat because oh my god, what a quote goes up there with a scale like increase, whereas this scale’s just a number. It really takes a lot of education because I used to weigh myself multiple times a day. Now, I haven’t weighed myself in probably two weeks.

Trish

Right. Because there’s so many different schools of thought as to when you shoot you know how often you should weigh yourself. Whether you have three meals a day, five and two, there’s so many options out there. It’s just, it can be a bit overwhelming. I’m probably one of the few people that have tried all of them. And just been, like this way. It’s still chubby, but I don’t want to be, I’m obviously happy where I am here at the moment, but I’d love to lose 10 kilos.

Amanda

But it depends on how much you want. And really, if you’re happy, then you don’t need to. and if you really wanted to, you would do it. Because you’re like, you want to do that? 

Trish

I wake up in the morning, and that’s exactly what I want to do. And I’ll go for a walk, come back and have a sauna. And then I’ll eat breakfast properly and have a coffee or whatever. And then by the time lunchtime comes up, and it’s like oh my god, where’s that you me chocolate? Give me something. What am I going to eat? Where’s the pantry? So I start off with good intentions but I don’t, I’ve never met anyone with the motivation like you there’s no way like, you’re definitely a 1 million I reckon.

Amanda

When everything becomes a habit, it’s all discipline and an analogy was given to me the other day, that makes so much sense. So, when you’re walking somewhere, and you want to cut through it, it’s all bladed grass. And if you walk through, you’ve got to walk through the blade of grass, and it’s like, it’s hard to get through. And then when you come back tomorrow, the grass has popped back up so you walk through it again. And then the more you walk through it, the flatter it gets, and it stays down and it’s the same in our brain. So the more you do it, the path becomes just normal and I thought that analogy was spot on. 

Trish

That’s so true. And you know what, even just picking up something like it because I’m supposed to work out a plan. At the moment because I’m on this, I’m on another diet because I’ve put on weight since last time so now I’m on a new diet and I find that ultimate diet one day and I’ve got to do it. Exactly. I’ve got to do meal planning and meal prepping. I’m like a cripple with meal planning. I can’t even, like, all those weights and numbers and 30 grams, is it? I can’t do it. It just does my head. I think. I just don’t like the idea of having to weigh everything.

Amanda

It just becomes second nature after you start doing it. It just becomes normal. You’d be able to take those scales over to the shops when you go out to restaurants for dinner. Excuse me, I just need to weigh this. 

Trish

Have you ever done that? No?

Amanda

No.  But could you imagine it?

Trish

So to me, so what? So you’re doing this weight competition? Weights? Lifting weights?

Amanda

Yep.

Trish 

What’s your goal with that?

Amanda

I want to go and compete in September in this strong woman competition. And I’m just nervous. But I’m 73 so I need to get down to under 70 because I want to be in that. Because there’s under 70, under 90, and then over 90, well, the 70. The 90s. Because it goes on percentage, they can lift a lot more than I can because they’ve got more weight, you’ve got to have weight to lift weight. So if I go under 70, I’m competing with the skinnies, and I’ll be stronger. So I’ve got to go on a cut. But I’ve got to keep the protein up to keep my strength.

Trish

Right. Oh, my God, I should just stick to your diet with you. I should lose weight as well. But you’re going to be doing you’re going to be doing stuff too.

Amanda

It’s just got to be like whatever diet you’re on. It will always be in a calorie deficit. That’s the only way you lose weight.

Trish

That’s true. Actually, I can remember being on a diet once and I was having whatever I wanted. Like I’d have a bag of lollies for morning tea, but I counted the calories so I lost weight, which is just ridiculous. Really, really bad. No wonder I’m so unhealthy. But anyway.

Amanda

But if you don’t keep your protein out, then you get muscle wastage. And then as we get older, we need to have good bone density so that’s why having good muscles. 

Trish

That’s so true. And I reckon that it’s almost like the sin or the things that you do wrong when you’re younger. It’s like paying for them and when you’re older, because like, how many people get you know that they stopped smoking, say, for example, and then they end up getting stop smoking for 20 years or whatever, but then they end up getting sick from something that was caused by God, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.

Amanda

Hindsight, it’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Trish

Sorry, Nicole, I know you have a question.

Nicole

All right. I mean, I just wanted to ask if, if you had any more surgeries that you’re thinking of having done?

Amanda

So I will have another one. Just tell my stomach, just another revision, and maybe one more on my legs. I hate my legs. And I know, other people don’t see what I see but I hate them. And it’s because they just keep sagging. But it’s nothing to do with my surgeon’s work. It’s because my skin was stretched for so long. I just don’t and I’m older, I’m 50 in two years, God forbid. And so my skin just doesn’t like the Surgeon who explained to me that it doesn’t pull back like a nice young healthy skin does. Minders go to look and just sag again and so he said to me, I just need to remember where I’ve come from, which is easy to say but hard for me to actually process in my head because I just want them to look good. So yeah, I’ll probably have one more. My husband says no more but once I’ve booked it anyway, I really can’t say no, Kenny.

Trish

That’s how I like to live my life.

Amanda

For forgiveness and ask for permission.

Nicole

Once you look incredible for your age, I think you would never have guessed I would have said you know, like early 40s.

Trish

And usually when you lose weight you look older because you got all that fat.

Amanda

Got so many wrinkles. I look at them.

Nicole 

When was it when you were bigger or after the surgery? 

Amanda

When I was bigger. I was. I think I might have been like 130 kilos when I met him.

Trish

Wow.

Amanda

I think he likes me more then.

Trish

Well, for some guys, it’s a thing. 

Amanda

Adventurous. Yeah. Well, I think he was way more.

Trish

The other day actually made sense, but I heard the other day. I don’t know if we’re talking about something. And I was like, Yeah, well, big appetite for food, being able to have to say And then this guy’s like, it’s true. Honestly, it’s true. 

Nicole

If I was, if I was amazing. Are you a nudist at home?

Amanda

Pretty much like I’ll just walk around in a deep banger always getting my boobs out. But nothing.

Nicole

Yeah, that’s fantastic.

Trish

Five to 10 years ago.

Amanda

I probably was assigned externally. I just didn’t care. Now the neighbours are prettier, they’re more relaxed.

Trish

So good. It’s been so good to catch up with you Amanda because I’ve just really been watching your journey and it’s really funny because I actually met you on the forum. That’s where I met you and we became friends so you just and I’ve been to your house and a whole lot you never know. Big fan.

Amanda

I posted on when I had my recovery, didn’t I? I was in recovery, wasn’t I?

Trish

Yep. You’re seen unconscious. Wait, you had no boobs? They got boobs.

Amanda

Me with my bomb and then a bomb.

Trish

Talking about your bum going? 

Amanda 

Yeah, pretty good. Pretty good. Still.

Trish

It’s still you? So her bum went from the ground up to just below her waist. 

Nicole

Wow.

Amanda

I just had a crack a shadow of a now. No, no, now I got a big bump. 

Nicole

And is this from doing lots of squats? Shed? Ah, wow. 

Amanda

Her string is gluteoplasty, not a Brazilian Butt Lift but where you just reposition yourself to the pancake.

Trish

That’s amazing. 

Nicole

That was a pancake.

Trish 

That was freaky to watch because I had no idea what was happening. Like, what the hell’s going on here? Like that was just like, whoa, great.

Nicole

I’m gonna take before you could go to the toilet and see.

Amanda

I couldn’t get up the next day. But the day after? Day after I was up.

Nicole

Wow, that’s cool.

Trish

Honestly, a true plastic surgery poster child. Like a body reconstruction poster child, that’s for sure. 

Amanda

Brain recovery during surgery.

Trish

That’s so true. No, well done. Well done. You look, I gotta say thanks so much for answering things. Like, I want to talk to you again because I was just watching what you’re doing. I thought, Oh, my God. I just want to have a catch up chat. And just see. Hey, going. And the fact that you’ve gone through your lunch. Yeah. Because you get like, you know, not that long to eat. 

Amanda

It’s good. It’s good to always be happy to catch up. 

Trish

Fantastic. Nicole, do you have any other questions?

Nicole 

No, thank you so much, Amanda. So great to meet you. Feeling motivated now.

Trish

I know. I need this much of a brain, just the motivation part. Well, thanks for joining us, Amanda.

Amanda

Thank you. Thanks for having me. 

Trish

Pleasure. And listeners. If you do want to follow Amanda’s journey, you can actually find that on the website, you just just type in Amanda’s journey and you’ll have a search you’ll find it on the website. Otherwise, you can always join the Plastic Surgery Support Forum for Aussie Chicks group and have a chat with her directly or just DMS will put you in touch if you want to find out anything about the surgery. She’s more than happy to share. So thank you so much, Amanda. 

Amanda

Thank you Ladies. See you.

Trish

Have a great day!

Plastic Surgery Support Forum for Aussie Chicks – https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlasticSurgeryHub 

Amanda’s Transformation with Dr Justin Perron – https://anybodi.com.au/podcast_feed/amandas-transformation-with-dr-justin-perron-part-2/ 

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