Have you heard of Brooke Birmingham? Brooke is a 28-year-old blogger from Quad Cities, Illinois who has been in the news a lot lately. She lost more than 170 pounds over the past four-and-half years, which is awesome and we’re so proud of her! She wrote about her weight loss experience on her blog which is called Brooke: Not On a Diet


Apparently Shape Magazine read her blog and decided to feature her weight loss triumph in their Success Stories series. However, the photo that Brooke submitted wasn’t allowed to be used. You see, Brooke submitted a photo of herself in a bikini to Shape Magazine (below), but it was rejected because of her excess skin from losing all that weight.

Brooke Not on a diet

Brooke was told to submit a different photo that showed herself covered up in a t-shirt because it was “policy.” However, there are plenty of people not covered up in their “after” photo in that section of the magazine. Ultimately, Brooke decided not to share her photos or story with Shape Magazine and instead took her story to the big news networks, which is where we heard about.

Even though we believe that Brooke should have been allowed to show her tremendous weight loss victory wearing whatever she wanted, we also want to help people who lose a lot of weight look their best after their weight loss success. After all, you deserve it!


At Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa, Dr. Michael Gray can help remove your excess skin following your weight loss. With proven methods like the Hour Glass Tuck, world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Gray will smooth the remaining fat after your weight loss so you’ll look amazing in a bikini or lingerie. At the state-of-the-art facility conveniently located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Dr. Gray will meet with you to discuss the procedure that’s right for you and what to expect with the recovery time. Your end result will put the perfect finishing touch on your successful weight loss. After your major accomplishment, you’ll get to look and feel beautiful. Call Dr. Gray today for your risk free consultation at 248-538-3333.