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Tina tells Bella her gastric band was the only thing that could help her lose weight

The Hospital Group
Famous for her role as the hard talking and tough mannered Mimi in channel 4’s drama Shameless, Tina Malone, 47, is happier than ever after having a gastric band fitted by The Hospital Group.

 

The bubbly actress, who recently got married to younger husband Paul Chase, was a size 26 at her largest but has since slimmed down to a 14 after years of trying to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.

 

In an interview with Bella Tina said: “I’ve tried every diet going over the years and they’ve failed every single time.

 

“I’ve struggled with my weight for 25 years. I’ve been dieting ever since my daughter was three years old and I was in my early 20s.”

 

She added: “I had to put my hand up and say: ‘I need help’, and the only thing that’s worked for me is having the gastric band fitted. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

 

Tina hopes to lose a further three stone by January so that she can achieve the size 10 figure she has always wanted.

 

Patients who want to lose weight can be assured they will receive a top class service with The Hospital Group.

 

The Hospital Group is the UK’s biggest provider of weight loss surgery, including gastric bands, gastric bypasses and gastric balloons which can give you a healthier lifestyle.

 

David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “At The Hospital Group we can offer specialist surgeons who have maximum experience in this field.

 

“Whilst bariatric surgery is by no means a quick fix or easy option it can give long lasting results which can dramatically change a person’s life.

 

“As Tina has discovered it can allow you to live a much healthier and fuller lifestyle as well as giving greater confidence and self esteem.

 

“Those who come to The Hospital Group, can be assured of a dedicated, professional service, with astounding success rates and a limited waiting time. This latest news is just another reason to seek an effective weight loss solution with The Hospital Group.”

Obesity surgery news : 22 October 2010