Lexi Reed just got

Earlier this week-on Halloween, to be exact-Lexi went under the knife for a lower body lift performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Joseph Michaels, M.D. In the nine-hour surgery, Michaels removed excess skin from her abdomen and outer thighs, contoured her butt and bottom half to follow the new curves of her body, and even gave her a new belly button.

In a video filmed during surgery, Michaels holds up the skin he removed from Lexi’s abdomen and places it on a scale (Lexi was totally fine with that, btw-she even regrammed it). That portion of skin alone, which was three feet wide, and one and a half feet tall, according to Michaels, weighed in at 2.725 pounds

Lexi started losing the weight when a friend challenged her to cut out unhealthy foods and exercise, and she stuck to it. But, as happens with many instances of extreme weight loss, her skin didn't follow suit.

According to Lexi, her loose skin had become painful and cumbersome, especially when she hit the gym, so surgery was the best option. While she was nervous about the procedure, she was super excited about the results.

Michaels followed up the video with a photo of every section of skin removed arranged on a table with labels pointing out which parts of Lexi’s body each portion came from-he even labeled her “old belly button.”

The amount of skin removed would have been higher, Michaels writes, but he used “excess tissue to form buttock flaps that were then rotated into her buttocks to give enhanced projection and contour.” In his caption, the surgeon suggests keeping an eye on Lexi's account for photos of her new body.

For now, Lexi's posting on her page about resting up and even catching the sunset from her hospital room post-surgery...but it's not all rest and relaxation: According to a post-surgery Instagram, Lexi revealed that she's in a lot of pain, following the surgery.

"I've never had surgery before and I've cried daily multiple times," she wrote, but added that she's "determined to heal and give recovery [her] all."

Here's to wishing Lexi a speedy recovery!