Instagram star loses 88 kg after surgery, shares absolutely stunning photos of transformation
Valitutto says she felt a little upset when she found out that the surgery would not be the quick fix that she thought it was
An Instagram star from Brazil is making waves on the social media platform after she shared some shocking before and after pictures of her amazing weight loss journey after she underwent bariatric surgery.
Jessica Valitutto used to weigh 146 kg (321 lb) at her heaviest. She claimed that she was able to get rid of a whopping 88 kg (194 lb) after undergoing a bariatric weight loss surgery in 2010.
Valitutto alleged that, after the bariatric surgery, she had to undergo another surgery to remove all the excess skin she had on her. She recently shared this incredible story with her 900,000 followers on Instagram.
While Valitutto admits that the surgery helped her lose a drastic amount of weight, she says still had to work very hard to get rid of the remaining fat. She told her followers that the weight loss surgery is not a "miracle cure".
The Instagram star said that she had to spend a lot of time working out with the help of a personal trainer after the surgery and that she also had to switch to a low-carb diet.
Valitutto credits patience and having strong willpower for helping her lose such a large amount of weight.
"I finally realized that the only thing you can do is stay consistent with your goals and be patient," she told her followers on Instagram.
"If you give up halfway, you'll go back to square one. Be patient. Eat healthy and in accordance with your goals, and train seriously," she added.
Bariatric surgery aims to reduce a person's appetite through various means. There are three main types of bariatric surgeries. In the first type, a gastric band is tied around the stomach which basically prevents one from eating too much and makes one feel full faster.
The second is a gastric bypass surgery in which the top part of the stomach is surgically attached to the small intestine. This makes the person maintain that full feeling for longer and it also results in fewer calories being absorbed from the food as it bypasses the large intestines.
The third is a sleeve gastrectomy which involves the doctors removing a part of the stomach so that one cannot eat as much as one used to and one also feels full a lot sooner.
Valitutto admitted that she felt a little upset initially when she found out that the surgery would not be the quick fix that she was hoping for but she still decided to go through with it.
Despite many setbacks, Valitutto never gave up on her goals and the look she desired, she wrote, "If I gave up when I discovered that bariatric surgery is not a miracle, I would be crying with regret today."