The Doctors: Extreme Weight Loss
Jon Calvo was 340 pounds and wanted to lose weight, so he chronicled his weight loss journey on YouTube. Jon ultimately lost 175 pounds by experimenting with several different diets and doing incredible amounts of exercise. However, Jon Calvo still had an enormous amount of extra, saggy skin. He came on The Doctors in September to talk about his health problem and Dr. Andrew Ordon told him that because he’d damaged his dermis, or outer skin layer, his skin would never tighten back to the way it was. However, The Doctors set Jon up with a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Susan Lovelle, who had agreed to remove the skin through surgery at absolutely no cost to Jon.
The Doctors: Saggy Skin Removal Surgery
Dr. Susan Lovelle said this surgery was by far the most skin she had removed at one time, at over 47 inches of skin. The surgery took 4 and a half hours. There was absolutely no fat inside the skin, so Dr. Susan Lovelle said it was an easier operation. Dr. Andrew Ordon called it “like skinning a chicken” because of the lack of fat inside the skin. Dr. Lovelle said she was happy to see Jon.
The Doctors: Living After Saggy Skin Removal
Jon Calvo came out confidently in a tight shirt and flexing his muscles. Jon said he was very grateful for everything they did to help him. Dr. Lovelle said that the skin is gone and won’t come back. As long as Jon stays the way he is, he won’t have any trouble.
Patients after a surgery like this sometimes go back to their old habits, but Dr. Ordon said he didn’t think Jon would be like that. Then Dr. Travis asked him to show off his abs and Jon was really shy about it. Then Dr. Travis led the mostly-female audience in a cheer of “Let’s go, Jon.” Finally, Jon showed his abs, where several pink scars ran across his skin. But the saggy skin was gone!
Over time, Dr. Ordon promised, the redness of the scars would go away. Jon said it meant a lot to him that he can wear tight clothing without having to wear a compression garment. Dr. Lovelle said Jon was a “dream patient for a plastic surgeon,” which is a very weird compliment. That’s because he was all skin and muscle.