My Baggy Body (1 x 60′) – Many people who lose dramatic amounts of weight after bariatric surgery or dieting believe it will be the answer to their prayers, a slimmer figure, confidence and better health. Yet the unfortunate reality of extreme weight loss is that it often brings with it a deeply distressing side-effect which is excess skin – and lots of it. The 30-fold increase in bariatric surgery in the last decade has inevitably left thousands of people with excess skin, but with NHS cuts restricting subsequent cosmetic surgery, people have been left in body limbo. Not happy with the body they had, nor the body they now have, this insightful and thoughtful documentary will chart the stories of three people who after drastic weight loss, have been left with shocking amounts of ‘loose skin.’ They all feel as though they are carrying a shameful secret hidden underneath their clothes but for the first time, these characters will open up their lives as we see and hear exactly what it is like to live with a ‘baggy body’ and what can be done about it.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Blakeway TV
TX: Late 2013
Source: Channel 4 press release