(FOX NEWS) - A year ago, Simone Anderson, 24, found herself struggling to do everyday things like walking up the stairs. Only after she worked up the courage to weigh herself did she see that she weighed 373 pounds. She embarked on a lifestyle change, using social media to share her journey. On Wednesday, after dropping nearly 200 pounds, Anderson underwent skin surgery, People.com reported.
The freelance makeup artist has been open about sharing the side effects of weight loss, showing images of the loose skin all over her torso to her over 68,000 Instagram followers and over 93,000 Facebook fans.
"I promised from day one that what I was sharing with people would be the honest journey, and it would be the ups, the downs, the goods and the bads," she told People. "I needed to show that yes, I do have loose skin, and it's actually a side effect of something I am proud of. Obviously, I can't wait for it to be gone, but it's not something I'm ashamed of or embarrassed of."
Anderson, who lives in New Zealand, had her surgery done by Dr. Remus Repta in Scottsdale, Arizona. She underwent a breast lift to remove loose breast skin, breast augmentation to replenish lost volume, a full tummy tuck and a bra-line back lift, which Retpa described to People as "a tummy tuck for the back."
Simone's journey to Health: https://www.facebook.com/simonesjourneytohealth/timeline
Dr. Remus Repta: http://www.drrepta.com/