After hundreds of pounds of fat are shed through methods ranging from gastric bypass surgery to strict dieting and workouts, there is still a constant reminder of a person's once much heavier self. This series takes an intimate look at people who have lost extreme amounts of weight and will go through extensive surgeries to remove up to 50-lbs of excess skin. Some individuals have six-packs, but it remains hidden under mounds of skin, leaving many feeling even more uncomfortable than when they were obese. With cutting edge technology and reconstructive surgical options, experienced surgeons will cut away massive amounts of skin, creating a full-body transformation. The reveal will not only change each subject's self-image, but will change their lives forever.
Viewers will meet a variety of candidates including, Brian Flemming who astonishingly lost 400 lbs., but is now left drowning in pounds of extra skin. He's become very active, but his current body is preventing him from achieving his goals of running an Iron Man marathon and becoming a personal trainer. Ariel McWhorter lost 260 lbs., but she now has trouble singing and having an intimate relationship. And, Tim Bauer who lost 228 lbs. now motivates others by giving talks about his inspirational weight loss story. But he struggles with personal relationships with his daughters and the ability to be intimate with his girlfriend.
"Skin Tight" is produced by Megalomedia for TLC.