Thirty-six-year-old Sam Alderwish, from Birmingham lost 35kg (77lb) in just three months following a hypnotherapy procedure which made her believe that she had undergone a gastric-band surgery.
The desire to shed the extra pounds increased after a shopping day out when she got stuck in a dress and the staff had to cut the dress out of her.
In September, this mother of two underwent a 45-minute hypnotherapy procedure where her subconscious was made to believe that her stomach had reduced to the size of a golf ball.
The hypnotherapist had conjured the same sound and smell of a hospital. Just 3 months later Sam had dropped four dress sizes to a size 8.
She said: 'I'm so glad I found out about the virtual surgery.I don't get very hungry now and I want to eat healthier foods.'