World's 'heaviest man' Juan Pedro Franco undergoes surgery
33-year-old, Juan Pedro Franco, has been dubbed the world's heaviest man. Earlier this year he reportedly weighed as much as 595 kilos (1,311 pounds)
A Mexican man who weighed more than half a ton, underwent surgery in Guadalajara on Wednesday in a bid to halve his weight. 33-year-old, Juan Pedro Franco, has been dubbed the world's heaviest man. Earlier this year he reportedly weighed as much as 595 kilos (1,311 pounds).
Juan Pedro Franco. Pic/YouTube
But after a three-month diet, Franco reportedly shed 175 kilos in a special clinic to allow him to have the surgery. According to reports, Franco had been bed-ridden for some seven years, having battled obesity since his late teens.
“We would like to take him to 120 kilos [264 pounds] but we need to remember he has two tumours in his legs, he will have excess skin and this represents a weight that can’t currently be quantified,” Dr. Castaneda told Global News.
However, the success in the operation is not guaranteed. Franco will have to undergo 72 hours of intensive therapy to help his surgery.
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