HOUSTON, TX – May 21, 2016: Marcus Cook had a wake-up call when he looked at the scales after seeing a photo of himself at a crawfish boil last year. Weighing well over 400 pounds, Marcus decided it was time to take action and face his challenge head-on.
Following gastric bypass surgery his whole life changed when watching an Ironman Triathlon on TV. Since that time, Marcus has shed over 260 pounds and participated in 6 triathlons including the IRONMAN competition, a charitable athletic event that has raised over 50 million dollars to help those in need – inspiring and encouraging others on their massive weight loss journeys and chronicling his own on his website www.bigtolittle.com.
Despite his incredible story of success and triumph, Marcus found that after his dramatic weight loss there still remained – the loose, hanging skin on his stomach serving as a constant reminder of his heavier self; holding him back from many athletic activities he wishes to excel in that could not be resolved with diet and exercise alone.
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose says stories like these are common. “Following extreme weight loss after bariatric and gastric bypass surgery, the whole body changes. After working hard to lose the excess weight, it’s understandable that patients want to continue to improve their appearance. With an an abdominoplasty, also called a ‘tummy-tuck’ procedure, we can significantly improve both the patient’s outward appearance as well as boosting their overall health and self-esteem, helping individuals continue to achieve their weight loss, fitness, and personal goals.”
Follow IRONMAN Marcus Cook’s journey before, during, & after surgery to see his BIG REVEAL on ABC!
Tune into ABC Eyewitness News on Channel 13 on Sunday, May 21 at 5:30 & 10pm to review Marcus Cook’s BIG REVEAL following his cosmetic abdominoplasty by Dr. Franklin Rose with Gina Gaston!