Bride at First Sight Olivia Frazer reveals she’s lost 13kg since filming the show after weighing 80kg
Married at first sight bride Olivia Frazer has been open about her weight loss journey after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery at the age of 22 when she weighed 95kg.
And during an Instagram Q&A on Friday, the 28-year-old revealed she had lost 13kg since filming for the show began in September last year.
The reality star, who now weighs 67kg down from 80kg, said she hoped to lose “a few extra pounds”.
Weight loss journey: Olivia Frazer, married to First Sight, has revealed she’s lost 13kg since filming the show. She is pictured on the show, left, and at this week’s Australian Fashion Week, right
‘I was around 80kg filming MAFS, now I’m back down to 67 this morning,’ Olivia told her fans. ‘I try to stay between 60 and 65 so a few more pounds (to lose).’
Olivia had gastric sleeve surgery when she was a size 18 at the age of 22.
Earlier this month, Olivia revealed on Instagram that she had dropped to 45kg in 2017, after suffering from gallstones following the operation.
Honest to her fans: The reality TV star, who now weighs 67kg compared to 80kg, said she hoped to lose ‘a few extra pounds’
The Scale: “I was about 80kg filming MAFS, now I’m down to 67 this morning,” Olivia revealed. ‘I try to stay between 60 and 65 so still a few pounds (to lose).’ Photographed during filming
Look good ! Olivia showed off her weight loss in a daring thigh-high slit dress during Australian Fashion Week in Sydney this week
“Recovery (from the procedure) was pretty good, except I developed gallstones. I was in a lot of pain,” she recalls.
Olivia said she was relieved to have had the procedure in her early twenties when her skin still had plenty of elasticity.
“I didn’t have a lot of loose skin. I had a little in my arms but my breasts were very saggy, I had to get them done,” she explained.
She later underwent breast reduction after being able to “roll them up like a measuring tape”.
What a metamorphosis! Earlier this month, Olivia spoke again about her weight loss journey after undergoing gastric surgery aged 22 and weighing 95kg. Pictured left as a teenager and right in 2019
Surgery: In a Q&A on Instagram at the time, Olivia said she was relieved to have had the procedure in her early twenties when her skin still had plenty of elasticity
Olivia also opened up about her weight loss on the Channel Nine dating show.
She said her relationship with men and the way she let herself be treated revolved around her weight and always thinking of herself as the “chubby little girl”.
“When I was a teenager I weighed around 95kg and tried to be as confident as possible on the surface. But deep down I knew everyone was watching the fat girl trying to fit into a skirt,” she said.
Although she gained ‘a bit more confidence’ after her gastric sleeve, she admitted she never felt ‘really comfortable’ in anything she wears.
Change: Olivia said she dropped to 45kg in 2017 after suffering from gallstones after the operation. Pictured in 2020
What is a gastric sleeve operation?
The procedure, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, involves removing part of the stomach to leave a smaller, tube-like section.
Usually about 80% is eliminated.
As part of the stomach, the person cannot eat as much as they could before and will feel full sooner.
Other weight loss surgeries include gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery.
With a gastric band, a band is placed around the stomach, so a person doesn’t have to eat as much to feel full.
While gastric bypass involves connecting the upper part of your stomach to the small intestine, a person feels full sooner and doesn’t take in as many calories from food.
Sources: NHS and Mayo Clinic