After losing a remarkable 12 stone in 16 months through diet and exercise, actress and TV presenter Lisa Riley has been left with masses of excess skin which she is determined to have removed.
Around one in four adults in the UK is obese and 16 months ago Lisa Riley was one of them. But faced with the threat of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, she has turned her life around. Some suspect Lisa has had secret bariatric surgery, but this film shows how she has lost the weight through diet and exercise, shedding 12 stone and going from a size 28 to a 12.
But Lisa’s dream body has turned into a nightmare, with extreme weight loss leaving an unwanted legacy – masses of unsightly excess skin.
Lisa is part of a Baggy Body Club, an ever growing number of people faced with the same shocking side effect of weight loss. This personal and revealing documentary follows Lisa as she continues her strict healthy lifestyle, copes with the body she has been left with and goes for drastic surgery to have it removed.
There are setbacks along the way, but she finds support from those who know what she is going through, who have had their own skin removal operations or want surgery but cannot afford it, as the NHS now only funds extreme cases.
Lisa Riley’s Baggy Body Club Episode 1 airs Tuesday 5 September 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.