Genre: Reality, Documentary, Medical
Premise: Telling powerful stories in hourlong episodes, TLC follows medical journeys of morbidly obese people as they attempt to save their own lives. The featured individuals -- each weighing more than 600 pounds -- confront lifelong emotional and physical struggles as they make the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. In addition to drastically changing their appearances, they hope to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth.
S04, E11 (First Aired: Mar. 16, 2016)
Sean has a massive growth protruding from his side and skin so stretched it's tearing apart, forcing his mother to change both of their lifestyles before he can be approved for surgery.
S02, E06 (First Aired: Feb. 11, 2014)
Paula has built a wall around herself to push people away; when she suddenly loses a loved one she can no longer ignore the threat of losing her own life.