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About The World’s Fattest Man: A Love Story

Dr. Jennifer Capla was featured on the TLC hit show “About The World’s Fattest Man: A Love Story”  as Paul Mason’s surgeon in an epic medical effort to remove excess skin. Paul Mason was once the world’s fattest man. After losing 700lbs and denied surgery in the UK, Rebecca from Boston contacts Paul, and they fall in love. We follow…

The T&C Insiders’ Guide to Plastic Surgery

These talented surgeons from across the country are the masters of the subtle lift and tweak that will turn back time—without making anyone do a double take. JENNIFER CAPLA Artistic body contouring after extreme weight loss. THE LOOK Whether it’s arm lifts or lipo, she is known for body work in which “the goal is not just to remove excess fat…

Weight loss surgeries fuel rise in plastic surgery, doctors say

Nearly 179,000 obese Americans underwent weight loss surgery in 2013. However, once the goal of shedding the pounds has been accomplished, many are not satisfied with their thinner bodies because large amounts of excess skin fails to shrink back to its previous size. That’s where plastic surgery or body contouring procedures come in. Weight loss surgery is a booming business, and…

British Man’s Quest For Life-Changing Surgery Leads Him To Mass.

ORANGE (CBS) – A British man who was once one of the heaviest men in the world will undergo life-changing surgery next week. At his heaviest, 54-year-old Paul Mason weighed nearly 1,000 pounds. “It was so bad, that the thought of one day, me walking into the kitchen full of food just horrified me, scared me. It’s like an alcoholic…

Former 980-Pound Man Adjusts After a Difficult Skin Operation

It was a complex case, and not only because of the logistics or the simple fact that there was more of Mr. Mason to remove than there usually is for patients in his position. This latest operation, in early May, was the culmination of two years of effort by Dr. Capla. For a man who once weighed 980 pounds and…

The 24-Hour Boob Job

In Capla’s practice, 80 percent of the women who get the injections go on to have a breast augmentation. Most of those who decide they don’t want an implant say it’s because the saline experience allowed them to better appreciate their natural cup size. Read full story on Newsweek

Paul Mason Continues Amazing Weight-Loss Journey With Skin-Removal Surgery

Paul Mason made headlines in 2010 after the TLC special World’s Fattest Man but is now back in the news for continuing his weight-loss journey after already losing over 600 pounds. *Warning: this post contains a graphic image of Paul’s skin during surgery. Paul Mason made headlines in 2010 after the TLC special World’s Fattest Man but is now back in the…

Surgery to remove man’s excess skin exceeds expectations

Thanks to three doctors with ties to Pittsburgh and a complex surgery, a man who once was one of the heaviest in the world shed 48 more particularly stubborn pounds Tuesday. “The surgery exceeded our expectations,” said lead surgeon Jennifer Capla. The removal of a large mass of skin from his right leg “should give him the ability to walk,”…

Man who lost 650 pounds gets life-changing surgery

ORANGE, Mass. – A British man who was once one of the heaviest men in the world is looking forward to his new life after surgery to remake his body. At his heaviest, 54-year-old Paul Mason weighed nearly 1,000 pounds. “It was so bad, that the thought of one day, me walking into the kitchen full of food just horrified me,…

330-Pound Man’s Skin-Removal Surgery

Paul Mason got some weight off his shoulders on Tuesday afternoon — and the world followed along on Twitter. The formerly 980-pound man was dubbed the “world’s fattest man” before he dropped 650 pounds after a gastric bypass surgery five years ago. Mason lost even more weight on Tuesday when surgeons in Manhattan lopped off pounds of excess skin, according…

Man has 99 pounds of excess skin removed after dramatic weight loss

Once dubbed “The World’s Heaviest Man,” a British man has traveled to New York City to undergo surgery to remove 99 pounds of excess skin. ORANGE (CBS) – A British man who was once one of the heaviest men in the world will undergo life-changing surgery next week.At his heaviest, 54-year-old Paul Mason weighed nearly 1,000 pounds. “It was so…

Losing 650 Pounds, and Preparing to Shed a Reminder of That Weight

ORANGE, Mass. — Once weighing 980 pounds and a contender for the dismaying title of world’s fattest man, Paul Mason lost an astonishing 650 pounds after gastric bypass surgery five years ago. But he was left with a cruel, perpetual reminder of the person he had once been: 100 or so pounds of loose skin that enveloped him like a…

New York Super Doctors: Rising Stars Edition.

New York Super Doctors: Rising Stars Edition.

What a Difference a Day Makes

Dr. Jennifer Capla, a plastic surgeon in New York, offers saline injections as part of her $450 consultation for breast augmentation surgery. “If done by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a fashion that’s safe, I think it’s O.K.,” she said. “But is it safe to do three days in a row? Will it cause electrolyte imbalance? I’m a big fan…

Paul Mason on ‘The View’: Former Fattest Man in the World

Paul Mason once weighed 1,000 pounds and explains how he lost the weight. Watch an excerpt from The View interview video at abc.com.

The Biggest Loser’s Francelina Morillo and Jeff Nichols: We’re ‘Truly Blessed’ to Have Each Other

Jeff Nichols may have lost the title of Biggest Loser by one pound, but he gained a roommate, co-worker and girlfriend: fellow contestant Francelina Morillo. “We literally spend 23 hours a day together,” Nichols tells PEOPLE. “When one of us has to go out of town you would probably be disgusted with how much time we spend on the phone with each…

Drs Rosenberg, Lattman and Capla Take Manhattan.

THE CHOSEN ONE Capla joined the practice 2.5 years stellar reputation for arm lifts and “mommy makeovers”). “Superspecialization allows you to become amazing,” Dr. Capla fits right in with her colleagues. ago, and admits she had some concerns about joining a husband-and-wife practice. “People forewarned me, and I put a lot of thought into that before, but it has been…