“1000-Lb. Sisters” Star Tammy Slaton’s Weight Loss Doctor Says She’s 'Killing It' in New Photos

The 37-year-old’s bariatric surgeon Dr. Eric Smith praised her for her weight loss journey

<p>Tammy Slaton/Instagram</p> Tammy Slaton

Tammy Slaton/Instagram

Tammy Slaton

Tammy Slaton is getting a lot of praise as she continues her weight loss journey.

On April 15, the 1000-Lb. Sisters star posted a series of photos on Instagram. The 37-year-old smiled in several selfies and even showed off the new addition to her family, a pet cat she named Chocolate.

In the comments section, Slaton received numerous compliments on how good she looks, with many fans boasting that her collarbone is now visible following her dramatic weight loss.

“Holy neck bones!! 😃 You look great girl!! So proud of you!! 😘” one fan wrote while another commented, “Well done on your weight loss. It's fantastic 👏 and a huge achievement.”

“Yas girl check them collarbones. Looking good sis,” another person said. “You are looking very healthy.”

Slaton’s bariatric surgeon Dr. Eric Smith even showed her some love, writing, “You are killing it!”

<p>Tammy Slaton/Instagram</p> Tammy Slaton

Tammy Slaton/Instagram

Tammy Slaton

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Smith — medical director of the Kentucky Bariatric Institute — has treated Slaton throughout her entire weight loss journey.

In December 2023, the reality star told PEOPLE exclusively about the milestones she has achieved since losing 440 lbs., down from her highest weight of 725 lbs. She had bariatric surgery in July 2022 and is now down to 285 lbs.

“One of the big changes that I have gone through this past year is probably small to most people,” Slaton said. “But for me it was huge.”

“Just being able to walk without a walker or be pushed in a wheelchair, and no oxygen. I don't even sleep with it at night anymore,” she boasted. “Then it was being able to fit in a regular vehicle, front seat, and then the belt buckle, and not have to use an extender now. So I mean, just what seems minor to some people is giant for me.”

<p>Instagram/doctorericsmith_</p> Tammy Slaton with her weight loss surgeon Dr. Eric Smith


Tammy Slaton with her weight loss surgeon Dr. Eric Smith

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At the time, Smith recalled the moment Slaton told him about being able to buckle her seatbelt in the car. He admitted that he wants Tammy to continue celebrating those non-scale victories rather than the number on the scale.

“I remember the first time I got a picture that she sent me of her riding the front seat in a car with a seatbelt, things that we may take for granted,” Smith told PEOPLE at the time. “That was a huge accomplishment for her when she used to be coming to my office in the back of a minivan with the seats removed because that was the only way that they could transport her.”

“For Tammy, I told her don't get so caught up in a number. Enjoy the ride getting there. I want her to enjoy what we call those non-scale victories, the ability to be more mobile by herself,” he said. “I'm proud of her for those weight or number goals, but what I'm most proud about is the goals that she's achieving of actually living a healthier and happier life.”

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