The “fattest woman in Shanghai” recently underwent a successful surgery at Shanghai Pudong Hospital to hopeful rid herself of her undesirable title.
Zhu Min is less than 1.50 meters tall, but her weight is over 150 kg (330 lbs). That gives her a body mass index of 69.4, the highest figure in the city, according to Shanghai’s current medical records (the commonly accepted healthy norm is between 18.5 and 25).
As the result of her obesity, Zhu has suffered from metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, as well as diabetes and sleep apnea, causing her to wear a respiration machine while sleeping.
Recently, a group of doctors assigned to Zhu decided to perform a procedure called Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing surgery (SIPS) to help her shed some of that weight. The SIPS surgery, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgeries that restrict the small intestines and the bowel to reduce the intake of calories.
Zhu’s doctors said that the surgery took around five and a half hours to complete and was a success.
“Based on her weight-loss rate, she could possibly slim down 60 kg in six months or 80 kg within a year after the surgery,” Zhu’s doctors told reporters.
Obviously, Zhu is excited about the “new her.”
“I can wear more beautiful clothes after I lose weight,” Zhu said full of hope. “Look, a nurse gave me this ring as a gift, and she’s hoping that after I slim down I can date men and get married.”
Last year, a 31-year-old woman weighing 240 kg was also looking to change her life and lose her unfortunate title as “China’s most obese woman,” undergoing gastric bypass surgery to hopefully improve her health and self-esteem.
Keep working, Zhu!
By Lucy Liu
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