WILMINGTON -- If you had the chance to dramatically transform your physical appearance, would you do it? With the help of ABC one woman made some big changes.
Makeover winner Heidi Ecker said, "I'd been overweight my whole life, I was a size 24 and I just wasn't happy."
Two years ago this is what Heidi Ecker looked like.
She was overweight and unhappy, so she decided to make some drastic changes. She lost more than 100 pounds.
"This right here, no matter how much I work out, this skin isn't going to go away," Ecker said.
Ecker wanted to make more changes and signed up for an Extreme Makeover.
Plastic surgeon Garth Fisher said, "Let's look at your tummy. The body lift just keeps going all the way around so that we can lift up the buttocks."
"I thought it would be a rewarding experience and it would be an opportunity to have access to the best professionals in terms of plastic surgery and removing that excess skin," Ecker said. "I had a very healthy self-esteem in terms of my profession. But when it came to my personal life, I didn't."
"I've never had surgery before in my life, so to go into all of this, you really have no idea what to expect."
Heidi says she went under the knife more than once for the show. She got a complete body lift, including excess skin removal and arm lift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and lifts, and had some dental work done.
"Some days I just look at these and I think, it's totally like an old friend, because you're so different."
It's been a rough road for this young lobbyist, from personal battles to painful surgeries, but says it's been worth the ride.
"As cliché as it sounds, I feel like I'm ready to take the world on in terms of the future."
Of course, we can't show you the end result of Ecker's transformation before the show's premiere. You'll have to tune in to see it for yourself.
Extreme Makeover airs Monday night at nine on ABC.