Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is a 37-year old Egyptian woman that has had the unfortunate distinction of setting the record for being the World’s Heaviest woman. She weighed a total of 1.1k pounds.
Last month, she admitted herself to Saifee Hospital, where she would undergo emergency weight loss surgery.
The bariatric surgery that was performed in February has been deemed successful. She has lost approximately 550 pounds since the surgery.
Before this procedure, she had not left her house in Alexandria for 20 years.
Abd El Aty reports being much happier with her change. She can now sit up for longer periods of time as well as she can now fit into her wheelchair.
In preparation for her surgery, she went on a special liquid diet that would reduce her weight so that it would be safe for the stomach-shrinking surgery to be performed.
“She continues to lose weight rapidly and is awaiting the moment she can fit into a CT scan machine to know the cause of her right-sided paralysis and convulsions,” doctors added in the statement published on the “Save Eman Cause” website Wednesday. Muffazal Lakdawala, the doctor leading Abd El Aty’s treatment, added in a separate post that they hoped to put her on a trial obesity drug in six months. Doctors are trying to procure it from the United States, he said. In July last year, the Guinness Book of World Records recorded American Pauline Potter as the world’s heaviest woman at 293 kilos, well above Abd El Aty’s current weight.