Losing weight is one of the hardest things any person can do because it requires a great deal of effort, and often the effort required is much more than what people are willing to put in.

Unfortunately, if you are accustomed to a particular lifestyle, it can be extremely difficult to completely change your destructive habits and transform your life for the better.

However, one fashion designer by the name of Thayna Pacheco Barboza has done precisely that – she has changed her life for the better and hasn’t looked back.

In fact, the 24-year-old could quite easily be confused with one of her models after losing a whopping 182lbs as a result of weight loss surgery.

This is what she looks like now:

Barboza made the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery after her grandmother tragically passed away as a result of heart disease.

On her Instagram page, she candidly uploaded video footage of how she has her excess skin tightened through massage:

What also made Barboza realize that she had to make drastic changes to her overall health and lifestyle was seeing her own mother suffer a heart attack.