BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – On Tuesday, double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bernard Salameh MD, FACS ABPS ASPS, and founder of Salameh Plastic Surgery, Hair Transplant, Medical Spa and Skin Care will appear on the Emmy Award-Winning television show CBS’s “The Doctors” as he surprises a guest on the show with complimentary life changing full body contouring after the guest lost over 400 pounds.
In this episode, “The Doctors” will feature Justin Wiseman, a 36 year-old from rural Illinois, who has struggled with his weight his entire life. By the age of 5, he was 100 pounds. He eventually tipped the scale at 620 pounds by the time he was 26 years old. He started reaching out to doctors for help, but quickly learned that operating room tables had a 500-pound limit, so he had no choice but to lose the weight on his own.
He made small changes to lose 130 pounds in six months before undergoing bariatric surgery. After three years, he reached his goal weight of 180 and had lost 440 pounds. However, like 85% of those who lose weight, a traumatic life event led him to gain 200 of those hard-earned pounds back.
Since then, he has decided to tackle his food addiction and mental health. He has lost 130 pounds in the past year, with 70 pounds to go until he reaches his goal weight. With his 3-year-old daughter as motivation, he has regained his passion for healthy living and enjoys teaching the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to children.
Inspired by Justin’s hard work, back story, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Salameh is donating a series of skin removal and body contouring procedures, at no charge, once Justin reaches his goal weight. Upon achieving his goal weight, Dr. Salameh will work with him to create a custom treatment plan to remove excess skin, caused by extreme weight loss, and fat in the upper body, lower body, and face. Dr. Salameh wants to give Justin his confidence and sense of self being back by giving him the body he has worked so hard to achieve.
“After hearing about Justin’s story and the struggles of weight loss and gain, I knew I had to do something,” said Dr. Salameh. “He is a true inspiration to many people who can relate to his story and I am just so proud of everything he has accomplished. With this gift, I hope this will give him the motivation he needs to reach his final goal. I cannot wait to change his life.”
CBS and “The Doctors” will continue to follow Justin Wiseman’s story and transformation over the next year with additional episodes featuring his journey with Dr. Salameh. In addition to his story being covered by “The Doctors,” you can find behind-the-scenes videos and more on the YouTube channel for Salameh Plastic Surgery.