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Interventionist Ken Seeley, who is a frequent guest on The Doctors, says he was not comfortable in his own skin and underwent a total body makeover from plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon. Ken joins the show to discuss his transformation.
"I can't believe how good this feels. To feel good in your body again, I don't think I have ever felt this good," he shares.
Dr. Ordon explains he used a technique called a circumferential body lift to address Ken's excess skin in his mid-section.
Ken has been sober for 28 years after giving up crystal meth and alcohol and shares that while recently dealing with some past trauma he began binge eating to "numb" his pain. During this time, he says he gained 70 pounds.
Due to the severity of Ken's surgery, the former addict worried about having to treat the subsequent pain during his recovery with pain medications.
"Even though that is not my drug of choice, it still made me feel good. So I was scared to death," he says of taking pain medication after his surgery.
He reveals that even the sight of the drugs caused him to want to take more drugs than he needed, but says was able to work through these urges and impulses with the help of his case manager.
The Doctors note that Ken's case is a great example of how important it is to have a plan in place, especially for individuals who have previously battled substance abuse, when taking pain medications following a surgery.