Tina Malone weight loss: Shameless star shows off slim figure following 2 gastric operations


Shameless star Tina Malone shows off her continued weight loss during shopping trip following two gastric operations in two years

She posed in just a leotard and bunny ears to show off her new size 10/12 figure a year ago.

And now, Tina Malone looks to be cutting an even slimmer figure.

The Shameless star showed off her continued weight loss during a shopping trip in Manchester.

Now and then: Shameless star Tina Malone looked happy and healthy, left today, and right in 2009, during a shopping trip in Manchester, showing off her continued weight loss, after having undergone two gastric band fittings in the past three years

Now and then: Shameless star Tina Malone looked happy and healthy, left today, and right in 2009, during a shopping trip in Manchester, showing off her continued weight loss, after having undergone two gastric band fittings in the past three years

Now and then: Shameless star Tina Malone is a shadow of her former self, right in 2008, during a shopping trip in Manchester, after having undergone two gastric band fittings in the past three years

Despite covering up in layers in the cool weather, the results following two gastric band fittings were clear.

The 49-year-old, who plays Mimi Maguire on the Channel 4 drama, looked happy and healthy as she posed outside a shop, clutching a coffee.

She wore a black leather jacket over grey shorts and tights with flat studded leather boots.

She added a striped scarf and studded black handbag to complete the ensemble.

Camera ready: The 29-year-old looked to be wearing fake eyelashes for her day out

Camera ready: The 29-year-old looked to be wearing fake eyelashes for her day out

Tina looked camera-ready with fake eyelashes and flawless makeup.

She held a toy dog, no doubt a present for a young loved one.

Last March, Tina spoke about dropping from a size 26 to a 10/12, losing an amazing 10 stone after the two operations.

The 5ft 1in star was at her heaviest in 2008, weighing 19st 2lb.

She first tried having a gastric balloon fitted and lost 4st 7lbs in just four months, but after it was removed, she piled on 2st.

Cutting a different figure: Tina with husband Paul Chase, who is 19 years her junior, in 2009

Cutting a different figure: Tina with husband Paul Chase, who is 19 years her junior, in 2009

But after meeting her now-husband, personal trainer Paul Chase, 29, she decided to have a band fitted in 2010.

Changed: Tina in character as Mimi Maguire on Shameless

Changed: Tina in character as Mimi Maguire on Shameless

She went down to 9st 4lb but said then she was hoping to reach her goal size 8 dress size.

Tina also spoke about wanted to undergo IVF treatment.

Already
a mother to daughter Danielle, 30, from a previous relationship, the
Liverpudlian actress – who appeared on Big Brother in 2009, told Closer
magazine: 'Everyone I know seems to know someone who’s had IVF and got
pregnant at 47, 48, 49… so I’m hopeful. But if it doesn’t happen, then
so be it.

'This is something I could never even have attempted five years ago because I was so obese – I was simply killing myself. In the end, the surgery has meant I didn’t keel over and die – it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

'If I were to get pregnant I’d have the band loosened so I could eat more. The option’s always there – for instance if you go on holiday and want to eat a few steaks, you can have it let out, but I’m happier sticking with it.'

She added: 'I’ve never been beautiful, but I now feel really good about myself for the first time in forever. I’ve felt like a fat pig for the last 20 years – I used to look like I had a huge a**e under each arm – like a club doorman carrying carpets.'

She also said she wanted to undergo cosmetic surgery on her stomach and breasts.

She explained: 'I’m going to have a tummy tuck, my boobs lifted and implants put in because my boobs are now like a couple of golf balls in socks.

'I’ll have the extra flab removed from under my arms too. I’m having surgery because I’ve messed up my body for the last 20 years and now I have to clear up that mess.'