Mum-of-four splashes out £35,000 on plastic surgery to look ‘fab’ at 50

A stunning mum has spent over £35,000 on cosmetic surgery – including a gastric band and two boob jobs – so she will look fab at 50 when she ties the knot at Jamaica’s glamorous Montego Bay next year.

Now a slinky size 12 with shapely 34E breasts, Jordan Legge, 49, of Gloucester, first began her body transformation in 2007 when, weighing 19st 11lb, but determined not to be fat at 40, she spent £9,000 on a gastric band and shed more than 10 stone.

Last month divorcee Jordan, a full-time mum, had her fourth cosmetic procedure – a tummy tuck – and cannot wait to show-off her fantastic 9st 7lb figure when she marries her fiancée Patrick Legge, 50, who works in security, in the Caribbean paradise on May 4, 2021.

Jordan, who has four children she prefers not to name from a previous relationship, said: ”I was determined not to be fat at 40 and, after I achieved that, I wanted to look fab when I turn 50 on April 9 next year.

“There is definitely something addictive about cosmetic surgery, but it’s helped me to feel like a million dollars.

“It might sound ridiculous, but spending so much on my outer appearance has made me feel better about myself on the inside too.”



Jordan before her gastric band operation
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She continued: “I’m no spring chicken, but I want to keep myself looking as good as I can, while I can.

“Looking back, I felt so crap about myself for so long without even realising and it has been worth every penny to look and feel like I do now.”

Jordan, who funded her surgery with savings – that she earned from “flipping houses” over the years with her ex-husband- describes herself as an “extreme emotional eater”  – always struggling with her weight until she had a gastric band.

“I would eat when I was happy, bored, stressed – whatever the emotion,” she explained.

“I was a sucker for chocolate biscuits and multi-bags of crisps.

“I could soak up a big cup of tea with an entire pack of biccies.”

Weighing 19st 11lb and squeezing into a size 24 by the time she reached her late 30s, Jordan still took pride in her appearance despite her weight.

“It was bizarre really,” she said. “I’d spend hours doing my hair and putting on a full-face of make-up.

“I told myself I wasn’t that big, when in reality I was pushing 20 stone.”

She continued: “Friends described me as bubbly and full of life – but I was hiding behind a mask.

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“I couldn’t miss the way strangers stared at me when I was out and about.

“I knew they thought I was stupid or lazy, or both. That’s the assumption everyone makes about fat people.”

Then, in early 2007, flicking through a Sunday paper magazine, Jordan had an epiphany.

Spotting an advert for a gastric band operation – which involves putting an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach, so less food is consumed – Jordan was instantly drawn to the so-called “wonder procedure.”

“I’d never heard of the operation before,” she said. “But I was instantly intrigued and started doing some research.”

Just a few weeks later, she saw a five-minute segment on weight loss surgery on the TV news and became convinced it was what she needed.

Going for an initial consultation at the Transform Hospital Group’s Burcot Hall private clinic in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, she said: “It was the first time ever that someone spoke to me and truly understood what it was like to be my weight.

“For once, it wasn’t just my fault, it was an actual medical problem.”



Jordan and Patrick
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She continued: “I knew straight away I wanted to go ahead with the operation. I was 36 at the time and the thought of being fat at 40 was too much to bear.”

Spending  £9,000 from her savings on the key-hole procedure on November 13, 2007, Jordan was discharged the next day with her stomach reduced to a third of its original size.

Put on a liquid diet for four weeks, she was amazed to discover that her appetite had been significantly reduced.

She said: “For the first time in my life I woke up without hunger pangs.

“It was utterly bizarre. I lived on broth and Bovril for a month and it didn’t even faze me – although I was over the moon to have mash and gravy come Christmas!”

Instead of mindlessly grazing on food 24/7, Jordan ate three meals the size of her palm each day.

“I could still eat most of the same food,” she continued. “I just had a lot less of everything.

“I found myself cutting out bread, rice and pasta to make room for other things.”

Losing three stone in six months, by her 40th birthday in April 2011 she was chuffed to have reached her goal weight of 14 stone.

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“It felt really good,” she explained. “I felt and looked amazing. People couldn’t stop telling me how good I looked.”

Steadily continuing to lose weight, Jordan admits that for a time she struggled to find a “healthy balance.”

“At one point I was able to squeeze into a size six,” she said. “I looked at myself and thought, ‘This is too much.’”

She continued: “For several years I really struggled to reach that healthy balance. For me, I’ve come to realise that is between nine and 10 stone.”

And, after maintaining a weight of 9st 7lb for the best part of two years, Jordan decided to treat herself by going under the knife once more.

“I’d gone from having 44DDs to having no boobs at all,” she said.



Jordan in 2018, post boob job
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She continued: “I lost all the flesh from my breasts and after managing to stick to 9st 7lb, I knew I wanted to get them fixed.”

So, in October 2018, she went back under the knife at Burcot Hall, this time spending £5,000 on a boob lift – which reshapes the breasts to give a more youthful appearance.

“They basically rebuilt my boobs,” she explained. “They cut away any excess skin and tightened everything up.”

She continued: “I came out of there a 32C. I was happy, but my breasts weren’t quite big enough for me.”

Describing the procedure as the “beginning of her transformation,” just a month later, in November 2018, she was reintroduced to her childhood crush Patrick.

Reconnecting over Facebook, the pair swiftly made up for lost time, with Patrick asking Jordan to marry him on Boxing Day that year.

“He sent me a friend request and I remembered him straightaway,” she said. “He was one of the cool kids at school, but I was a big geek!

“We went on our first date that week and by Boxing Day, Patrick turned to me and said, ‘We should just get married – we both know we’re in this for the long run.’

“I tried to put him off the idea – I even changed my name by deed poll, so it was the same as his, but he wasn’t having it.”

Setting the wedding date a month after her 50th birthday,  Jordan set about ensuring she looked fabulous at 50.

And, just three months after her uplift, she spent a further £7,000 on enlarging her breasts to a 34E.

“I had them stuck right on the front,” she said. “I didn’t want them to look natural – I wanted the fake look.”

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Then, in September, she had her most expensive procedure to date – a £10,500 tummy tuck – which involves removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.

Returning to Burcot Hall on September 24, surgeons spent over three hours removing 10lb of Jordan’s excess skin.

She said: “It was the last thing I wanted to do before turning 50.”

She continued: “It was the one part of myself that I really hated.

“It was roll after roll of excess skin – a reminder of how big I used to be.”

After a two-week recovery, she was  blown away by the results.

“It felt incredible,” she said. “I was so grateful and couldn’t stop looking at my body in the mirror”

Now, after 13 years’ worth of cosmetic procedures, Jordan feels fabulous and sees the £35,000 she has spent as a great investment.

Yet, despite how much better she feels, she says some people have been very critical of her decision to transform her look.

“I’ve lost a lot of friends along the way,” she said. “People have made quite nasty comments.

“They’ve said they need to watch me around their husbands, or that they preferred me when I was big and bubbly.



Jordan after her transformation
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“But I know that’s nothing to do with me, it’s their baggage.”

Jordan has not made any birthday party plans yet, because of the unfolding situation regarding Covid-19, but remains determined to marry Patrick on May 4.

“I’m reaching the next big birthday milestone, so there’s lots to be happy about,” she said.

“I can’t wait to try on wedding dresses that I love instead of wearing something which I feel I need to wear because it hides my size.”

She continued: “Being on a beach in a bikini is also something I never thought I’d be able to achieve.

“Let’s just hope travel restrictions are lifted by then!”

Now she is busy drawing up plans to ensure she still looks “sexy at 60.”

“I’m very fortunate to have the savings to pay for these procedures,” she said.

“Who knows what’s next for me? I’ve made the decision never to touch my face, but apart from that, anything’s game.

“That’s the one part you can’t cover up if something goes wrong!”