Jen’s Abdominoplasty Journey

October 16, 2019

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After vowing to turn her life around for her son, Jennifer Carroll lost an incredible 12 stone. Dublin born mum of one, Jennifer turned to Slimming World and lost close to half her body weight in just one year. Her incredible weight loss journey garnered attention in the media and through her popular Instagram profile @jens_journey_ie.

After travelling to London to study, Jennifer struggled with her personal life gaining 25kg as a result, RSVP Live reports.

She said: “I was at a very very low place in my life and was really struggling with everything.”

When her son Carter was two years old, Jennifer decided to make a change and took the first steps towards her new life, all to be the best mother she could be.

“I had people messaging me saying that they lost weight maybe ten years ago and didn’t know surgery was available in Ireland because it’s not really talked about. The response was amazing which made it all worthwhile for me.”

One of the typical results of dramatic weight loss is excess skin and having lost so much weight, Jen knew that cosmetic surgery could be a solution. Having been left with around two stone of excess skin, she decided to have abdominoplasty surgery (also known as a Tummy Tuck) surgery at The Avoca Clinic and has been bravely documenting her journey via images and stories on Instagram which resulted in an overwhelmingly positive response from her followers.

“The clinic was great as they had a top surgeon that was an expert with the Fleur De Lis, which is like a skin tightening treatment.”

She has regularly been discussing her experiences at the clinic, detailing her pre-surgery thoughts, the surgery itself, aftercare and the recovery which has taken Jen around six weeks.

“Recovery was 6 weeks, but in total it could be up to three months. I had drains in me for 4 weeks which was tough because I couldn’t leave the house. I thought I was going to be in agony, but recovery wasn’t too bad.”

Following her abdominoplasty surgery at The Avoca Clinic, Jen has made appearances on Ireland am and Newstalk in which she discussed her weight loss journey and subsequent surgery. With more surgeries planned, Jen has turned her life around and says that her journey has resulted in a new found confidence adding that:

“My only regret in life is that I wish I could go back and tell myself that I deserved to be happy. My life has only just begun and I’m so excited to give Carter everything that I missed out on. He deserves the world and more.”


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