A mother-of-two is unrecognisable after undergoing an £8,000 ‘mummy makeover’ to achieve her dream body. 

Kayleigh Baldwin-Wilkinson (28), Clacton-on-Sea in Essex weighed 19st. She hated her 22-inch frame. 

Despite years of dieting, Kayleigh had struggled to keep off the pounds so spent £3,200 on a gastric bypass to help reduce her appetite and calorie intake.

A year later, Kayleigh, who is mother to Hayley, seven, and Harley, four, went under the knife again to remove excess skin from her weight loss and paid £4,500 for a tummy tuck, breast lift and implants. 

Unrecognisable: Kayleigh Baldwin-Wilkinson, 28, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, tipped the scales at 19st and hated her size 22 frame

She is now a size 10 after a 'mummy makeover'

Unrecognisable: Kayleigh Baldwin-Wilkinson, 28, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, tipped the scales at 19st and hated her size 22 frame, left. After an’mummy makeover,’ she’s now a size 10.

Desperate to lose the pounds: Yo-yo dieter Kayleigh, pictured before her surgeries, had spent years trying to shift weight but enjoyed takeaways and fast food

Kayleigh was desperate to shed the weight. Kayleigh had tried for years to get rid of her excess weight, but she still enjoyed fast food and take-out.

New lease of life: Now 10st 6lb, pictured, Kayleigh is more active with her two children and says she doesn't believe it's her when she looks in the mirror

Kayleigh pictured today after the weight loss

Kayleigh, now 10st 6lb. – Kayleigh says that Kayleigh feels more alive with her children.

Now she is 10st 6lb. 

Her long weight loss journey has been documented by her: She said, “I’ve always been fat but started to lose weight after I had Morgan.

“I used to yo yo diet, and I lost three stone but then gained it back.” After Harley was born, it became more difficult to lose weight.

“I found myself stuck in a rut, and I barely 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.

It would include large portions of rice, chow-mien, chicken balls (salt and pepper chicken), sweet and sour chicken and large rice.

Unhappy: Kayleigh used to spend £75 on junk food at the supermarket and knew she needed surgery to keep the pounds off for good

Pictured, before her weight loss surgery

Unhappy: Kayleigh used to spend £75 on junk food at the supermarket and knew she needed surgery to keep the pounds off for good. Before her weight loss surgery

Operation overseas: After careful research, Kayleigh chose a hospital in Turkey and jetted out in October 2020 for the gastric bypass procedure (pictured)

Operation overseas. Kayleigh travelled to Turkey for her gastric bypass operation (pictured) after doing extensive research.

Nipped and tucked: Kayleigh was left with loose skin following her weight loss so returned to Turkey in October 2020 for a tummy tuck and breast lift

Pictured, Kayleigh after her procedure

Kayleigh had loose skin after her weight loss, so she returned to Turkey for a breast and stomach tuck. Before and after

Kayleigh decided to have a gastric bypass because she believed that surgery was the best way to lose weight permanently. 

The gastric bypass procedure involves using staples to form a small pouch in the stomach. Once the pouch has been created, it is connected to small intestine. This bypasses all of the stomach.

It takes less food for you to feel satisfied and your body absorbs fewer calories from what you eat. 

Kayleigh, after extensive research, decided to have her procedure at Irme International Hospital (Turkey) in October 2020. She estimated it was £10,000 cheaper than having the procedure in the UK. 

Helping to lose the weight: Kayleigh, pictured before, knew a gastric bypass would force her to eat less, and help her absorb fewer calories from the food she did consume

Kayleigh, pictured after the surgeries

Kayleigh is helping to shed the pounds: Kayleigh was pictured before and afterwards. She knew that she would need a gastric bypass to reduce her food intake and absorb less calories.

Over-indulging: Kayleigh, pictured as a size 22, struggles to believe how much she used to eat

Kayleigh is 22 years old and struggles to believe the amount she used to consume.

Getting active: Kayleigh, pictured before, says she now feels she can do more with children Morgan and Harley

Kayleigh pictured after the weight loss

Kayleigh is now more active. Kayleigh shows her before and after weight loss.

Kayleigh lost weight over the following 12 months but her skin was sagging and droopy.  

She explained that she was not happy with her loose skin after losing more than eight stone within a single year. It wasn’t only me who needed the procedure, it was also my children’s.

In October 2021, the mother-of-2 returned to the hospital for a breast lift, tummy tuck and breast implant surgery.   

Second hospital visit: Kayleigh pictured in hospital after her tummy tuck, breast lift and breast implants in October 2021

Kayleigh’s second hospital visit. Kayleigh was pictured after having her October 2021 tummy-tuck, breastlift and breast implant procedures.

Recovery: Kayleigh returned to the same hospitals for the procedures after being so pleased with the first

The mother-of-two in hospital earlier this year

Kayleigh was so happy with the second procedure that she returned to the hospital again for her recovery. The mother-of-2 in hospital this past year.

Kayleigh stated, “I’m now able do more with them such as take the children swimming or let them run in the park,” 

“Morgan commented that I was happier and more involved, which was amazing to hear.

“I saved money for this surgery, and I can see the benefits. It’s amazing. I find it strange that this has happened in one year. It’s still hard to believe that my reflection is actually me.

“My BMI has improved from being morbidly obese to a healthy one.” When I’m walking up the stairs, my breath is not as short and my joints don’t ache anymore.

Happy and healthy: Kayleigh's BMI was 'obese' but it is now 'normal' and she feels better than ever

Kayleigh feeling confident in her physique after her weight loss and surgeries

Kayleigh is happy and healthy. Her BMI used to be ‘obese.’ But it has since become ‘normal.’ She feels happier than ever. Kayleigh is confident about her body after her weight loss.