Many patients who choose to have a tummy tuck procedure do so to treat the results of significant weight loss, smoothing the stomach. Contestants on the popular TV show The Biggest Loser have been particularly strong advocates of this procedure. With over ten seasons of winners and dozens of “losers” every season, past contestants on The Biggest Loser have been particularly visible tummy tuck patients. One such patient was Danny Cahill, who lost 239 pounds and was eventually offered a free tummy tuck by one of the surgeons featured on the hit show The Doctors. Danny’s success with the procedure was a textbook example of the possible benefits of a tummy tuck, according to an article on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website.
Danny Cahill and Other ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Choose Tummy Tuck Procedures
Danny’s particular situation made him a classic example of a tummy tuck candidate. After his appearance on The Biggest Loser, Danny lost 239 pounds, dropping from 430 lbs to 191. This incredible and transformative weight loss had a dynamic effect on his body, but left him with hanging, drooping skin in his stomach and chest. This was due to the stretching of the skin and a loss of elasticity over time. After undergoing his tummy tuck and other body contouring procedures, Danny’s body more accurately reflected the incredible amount of work he put into losing so much weight. The excess skin was gone from his abdomen, as well as other places around his body that were addressed through procedures such as arm lifts, thigh lifts and body lifts. All together, over ten pounds of skin were removed from Danny’s body, greatly improving his quality of life and self esteem. Danny proudly displayed the results of his surgery on The Doctors following the procedure, and happily announced his intention to run an upcoming marathon.