Best of RealSelf: Most Amazing Transformations of 2014

Jager Weatherby on 8 Jan 2015 at 5:00pm

The start of a new year brings a lot of reflection over the events of the last one. But instead of weighing yourself down with a long list of unfulfilled resolutions (don’t worry, it happens to the best of us), we’re here to remind you about all of the positive changes and improvements you’ve made over the past 365 days.

Few understand this spirit of celebration quite as much as the incredible community of RealSelf. With each new day of 2014, we witnessed women and men taking giant leaps on their personal journeys towards confidence. While we can’t even count the number of stories that have wowed us, there have been several transformations that have truly left a lasting impression. And with that, we present you with the Best of RealSelf: The Most Amazing Transformations of 2014! We hope you let these jaw-dropping before-and-after photos inspire your 2015.

prettyeyes0904: Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck
“I'm now 30 years old and I have my old body back!!! Yaaaaay to us for wanting more for ourselves than just wishing on a star.”

ckmia: Facelift

“This surgery didn't just take me back to where my face was 10 years ago. It’s given me a face I never had! [...] I’m 48 and I got hit on by a college student today!”

Elle14: Tummy Tuck, Arm Lift, Thigh Lift, Breast Implants, BBL

Body Lift
“I had gastric sleeve surgery in 2009. Losing 200 pounds over the course of 5 years left me with a whole lot of sagging skin. I spent the vast majority of my adulthood as a plus size woman. I was an expert at camouflaging the negatives and accentuating the positives pertaining to my body, but in reality my body resembled a 90 year old women when I stood naked. [...] I am so happy with my choice.”

Lisa A: Dental Implants

“I started laughing the other day and without realizing it, I took my hand and covered my mouth. My mother said, 'Do you realize that when you laugh or smile you automatically cover your mouth? You don’t have to do that anymore. You can smile without fear.’”

BonitaApplebum: Brazilian Butt Lift

“There isn't a girl on earth who I'd rather be besides me. I just want to be a better version of myself. That said, I die a little inside every time I see a girl with a good, juicy butt because I used to have one! But don't get me wrong, I champion any hot girl. Seriously! Get 'em, girls!”

beaglemamasara: Facelift

Facelift 2
“After losing 170 pounds, I had a lot of hanging skin. Now my face looks 20 years younger. My doctor returned my face to its 1980s youthfulness!”

Lynnie999:Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck 2
“AMAZING. I can't believe it. And this is [me still] swollen. Fantastic!”

What are you goals for 2015? Let us know in the comments!