The Untold Truth Of My 600-Lb Life
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Dr. Now
Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, M.D., F.A.C.S., known as Dr. Now on “My 600-lb Life” performs the weight loss surgeries on the program. The 70-year-old is famous for his compassionate yet straight-up bedside manner and has performed over 2,000 bariatric surgeries, some of which were on the most challenging patients in the world.
Untreatable Patients
While some doctors who perform weight loss surgery have a maximum limit for a client's starting weight, Dr. Now, a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery, specializes in people who are
"super-morbidly obese." That’s probably why those who aren't able to get bariatric surgery elsewhere come to his office.
Dr. Now's Son
“My 600-lb Life” was started by Jonathan Nowzaradan, a TV producer for Megalomedia and the son of Dr. Now. In 2007, the company filmed a documentary about Renee Williams, who weighed 841 pounds and also filmed a number of bariatric surgery patients for seven years, which was edited into the first season of the show.
Weight Loss Surgery
Some people go on the show with the attitude that weight loss surgery is a quick fix and does not require any lifestyle changes after. However, Dr. Now often says on the show that bariatric surgery is a tool to use toward a greater goal, and adhering to the diet and exercise program the doctor prescribes is essential.
Fat Fetish Sites
At least two women on “My 600-lb Life” had their photos on BBW (big beautiful women) websites where women post suggestive pictures for men to admire. Zsalynn Whitworth posted her lingerie photos on BBW sites in order to raise money for her weight loss surgery and the second participant to pose for a BBW site was Pauline Potter.