The Real Skinny (2012)
will take viewers on the emotional journey of a man and woman who have decided to undergo skin removal surgery. Utilizing Dr. Timothy Katzen's post-bariatric surgery expertise, patients Sarah and Chris will literally be "cut in half and put back together" in a circumferential body lift that removes a significant number of pounds. The results; however, are not always as positive as expected. Post-surgery infections are common with this procedure and the special will document Chris's heartwrenching and painful struggle to fight through complications and become the active dad he has always wanted to be.