Last week ITV Meridian showed a two part special report following Abbie King through her weight loss surgery journey.
The first part introduced us to 18 year old Abbie, who has suffered from weight problems throughout her life. At the age of 16 Abbie and her family started talking to doctors about the possibility of weight loss surgery.
Part two followed Abbie through her surgery with our very own Mr Nick Carter.
“Abbie spent a long time preparing for surgery and we are all very happy for her. She is amazing,” said bariatric surgeon, Nick Carter.
Speaking about weight loss surgery, Nick Carter said, “ The operation is a tool to help maintain patients’ weight loss and they defiantly still have to work on their weight loss. It is not an easy option.”
“Patients have to live with this for the rest of their lives.”
Catch part one and two of Abbie’s life- changing weight loss surgery journey here. Please be aware that part two contains footage of surgery.