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A portrait of Colby

Colby (He/Him)

Concord, CA
42 Years Old
Got Ripped

A Father's Pursuit Of A Healthier And Happier Lifestyle

Colby could see the negative impact his weight and lifestyle were having on his son. When he realized this at 362 pounds, he decided he needed to change, whatever it took. Hard work and aesthetic plastic surgery helped Colby become the person he knew he was and the father he always wanted to be.

Colby and his son
How Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Changed My Life

I finally feel good about how I look, and more importantly, who I am.
I’m a better role model for my son. Now, I enjoy every day.

Colby after his weight loss transformation
Why I Wanted Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Ultimately, I lost 132 pounds. I got down to 230 pounds, but I'm a big guy. So for 230 pounds, I was ripped but with saggy skin.

Colby enjoying some time outdoors
Why I Got Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

I thought I could build enough muscle to fill the loose skin back, and then I realized I was way beyond that.

Colby embarking on a work out
Why I Wanted To Change My Life

Kids repeat what they see. I can't preach to my son about being happy or making changes if I'm not doing that in my life.

Colby's son discusses his father's transformation
He Hopes Sharing His Progress Encourages You To Never Give Up On Your Goals
Colby before his weight loss transformation
Colby relaxing outdoors with his son
Colby embarking on an hike
Colby taking a selfie wearing his pre-weight loss belt
Colby shows off his physique with his son
Colby showing off his awards
Colby photographed after his aesthetic plastic surgery procedure
Learn About His Procedure

Some men are uncomfortable with their overly large male breasts, which is an especially common concern after weight loss. Colby got Gynecomastia surgery to obtain a more vascular chest and a Tummy Tuck to address the excess skin he had after weight loss.

Aftercare & Recovery

What Colby experienced during his surgery recovery and why it’s important to have a strong support system.

Colby poses for a photo with his plastic surgeon, Joseph A. Mele, MD
A portrait of Colby smiling
Aesthetic Society member, Joseph A. Mele, MD
Joseph A. Mele, MD, FACS

Dr. Mele is a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon based in Walnut Creek, CA. He’s been a member of The Aesthetic Society since 2001.

“You have to figure out what makes you happy. Once you do and start working towards that, it changes everything.”

Colby enjoys a moment with his dog

Go Beyond the Before and After