Byron mum named finalist in Global Aesthetic Awards
Local mum Trish Hammond has been announced as a finalist in the Best Beauty Blogger category in the My Face My Body 2015 Global Aesthetic Awards.
Trish’s confessional-style blogging at the Plastic Surgery Hub, Byron Bay, has garnered huge interest from an audience who prefer to read real-life cosmetic surgery stories rather than dry doctor testimonials.
“I’ve been through it and I know what my audience wants to read. The other finalists are mostly doctors,” she said.
This is her story
… I was 119kg and deeply unhappy with my reflection in the mirror. I vowed to lose weight and make sustainable
changes to my eating habits such as cooking more at home, consuming smaller portions and moderating my alcohol intake.
That was more than 16 years ago, and it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. There were times when I felt like quitting. I had many ups and downs, tried many different diets. I even gained 18kg in six weeks after a knee injury I sustained during a yoga glass. I was devastated, and in utter despair I booked myself in for lapband surgery.
Slowly but surely, the number on the scale dropped. It wasn’t until I had the lapband that I truly discovered how to eat properly.
It did cause a few problems though, and after nearly five years I’ve made the hard decision to have the lapband removed.
I’m just over 50 now and I’ve lost just over 50kg. My relationship with food is healthy and so am I. Never healthier, in fact.
But weight loss was just the beginning of my commitment to self improvement. I’ve undergone several cosmetic
The first procedure I had was a rhinoplasty in 1997. My second procedure was abdominoplasty after the birth of my second child (who is now 18 years old). I’d put on 20kg during the pregnancy and was left with a big pocket of loose skin after my baby was born.
But my breast lift and reduction was one of the best things I’ve ever done. As I reached puberty, it became apparent I’d inherited my mum’s big boobs and big booty. I spent most of my teenage years and 20s hiding my body under large T-shirts with high collars. After decades of feeling like someone else, I finally feel like me.