Lad makes incredible transformation after achieving one the largest weight losses ever recorded
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A man form Saudi Arabia incredibly managed to achieve one of the most drastic weight losses ever recorded.
At his heaviest, Khalid bin Mohsen Shaari weighed just over 1,345 pounds, that's 610kg or 96 stone.
Things got so bad that he was unable to even leave his bed for three years. In the end he put out a plea for help. This was picked up by someone you really might not expect.
From 2013 there was an extraordinary turnaround for Khalid. Not only that, but it was organised by the king of Saudi Arabia himself Abdullah, who had seen his appeal.
During the operation, some 30 medical staff had to work together using a forklift.
Prior to this, he had not left his bed for some three years. He was taken to King Fahd Medical City in the Saudi capital Riyadh for treatment.
Treatment included a gastric bypass operation, as well as a strict regimen to help him shed excess weight.
A specially-designed wheelchair was constructed for him, which would allow him to begin his journey to becoming more active and assist his physiotherapy journey.
And the treatment had an incredible impact. After just six months he lost half of body weight due to the intensive scheme he was working under.
Eventually he dropped from his original weight down to 140 pounds, which is 10 stone or 63.5kg. Essentially, a fairly average and healthy weight.
In 2018 he then needed to have further procedures to remove the excess skin from his body.
This is a common procedure when someone loses a large amount of weight as while the body's mass drops, the skin has stretched and doesn't shrink, so has to be 'refitted' to someone.
Now aged 29, Khalid has had a complete transformation from his old self.
Not only that, but his cheerful demeanour and happy outlook on life have earned him a nickname from the medical staff who treated him during his stay at hospital to lose the weight - who referred to him as 'The Smiling Man'.
At the time of his appeal for help, Khalid was believed to be the second heaviest person in recorded history.
The heaviest person that we know of was American Jon Brower Minnoch, who weighed a staggering 1400 pounds. That's 635kg, or 100 stone.