Paul Mason after losing 46 stone
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Surgery hope as 'world's fattest man' sheds 46 stone

4 January 2013 Last updated at 14:42 GMT

A Suffolk man once labelled the world's fattest said he is desperate for surgery to remove excess skin after losing 46 (292kg) of his 70 stone (444kg).

Paul Mason, 52, from Ipswich in Suffolk, was fitted with a gastric band two years ago to help him lose weight.

He thinks his extra skin weighs six (38kg) of his current 24 (152kg) stone.