Man Lost 550 Pounds, Including 17 Pounds of Excess Skin!

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Playing See Man’s Incredible Skin Removal Surgery After Losing 550 Pounds

The Doctors continue to follow Fred on his health journey after losing an astounding 550 pounds. We are with him as he undergoes surgery on the excess skin left behind after his dramatic weight loss. 

Plastic surgeons Dr. Kamran Azad and Dr. Roger Bassin perform the surgery on Fred, who is our biggest weight loss guest in the history of the show.

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"I want to finally live life and not feel trapped," Fred says of the excess skin prior to surgery.

The plastic surgeons removed nearly 17 pounds of skin from Fred, who shares that his ability to move has completely changed since losing weight and removing the skin. He is now cycling and riding a motorcycle as well as volunteering.

In a routine tummy tuck, Dr. Azad says he removes just 2 to 3 pounds of skin, which illustrates just how truly remarkable Fred's surgery was. He is happy to share that Fred has not had any post-op complications.

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Our inspiring guest offers up his advice for anyone who might be struggling with their weight, saying "If I can do this anyone can. Life is too short. Change is possible, don't give up."

And Dr. Azad and Dr. Bassin are not giving up on this inspirational guest, and they surprise Fred with an offer to continue to remove even more excess skin on his chest and legs, at no cost to him.

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