Mumbai: Eman Ahmed,who weighed almost 500 kg and was known as world’s heaviest woman, has dropped down her body size to half and lost about 242 kg in just two months since her arrival in India on February.
Eman underwent a bariatric surgery – sleeve gastrectomy – on March 7 and lost 130kg within a month.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure in which a large portion of the stomach is removed, reducing to about 15% of its original size. In case of Eman, around 75% of her stomach was removed by the surgeon to limit her consumption of food.
She arrived in Mumbai on February 11, weighing 500 kg. She lost 100 kg with a strict liquid diet and physiotherapy within just days of her arrival. On March 7, she underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (removal of around 75 per cent of the stomach to limit her consumption of food), following which her weight dropped down to 340 kg as of March 29.