'My 600-lb Life': Who is Justin McSwain? South Carolina man loses 22 lbs abdominal skin, trains to be a pilot

Justin had lost close to 400 lbs of weight because of which he had a lot of loose skin weighing him down. But he lost all that and gained a lot of confidence in return in the new episode.

                            'My 600-lb Life': Who is Justin McSwain? South Carolina man loses 22 lbs abdominal skin, trains to be a pilot
Justin McSwain before and after skin-removal surgery in 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?' Season 7 (TLC)

'My 600-lb Life' viewers might have seen Justin McSwain from South Carolina originally appear in an episode on January 23, 2019. The young man had started his weight loss journey with Dr Nowrazadan at 687 lbs and in his first run on the show he had lost more than 334 lbs. His determination and kind demeanor had stuck out to audiences and he amassed a huge following on social media after his episode aired and Justin was once again back for his second stint on the show and it's as successful as the first one. 

Season 7 of 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?' begins airing on Wednesday night on TLC. It succeeds Season 9 the original show, the last episode of which outlined Chrystal Rollins' journey. Justin's second outing on the show did have its sad elements like the first time. His relationship with his mother affected him the most but in the end, Justin was in charge of his emotions and he stopped them from running wild.


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Justin McSwain from 'My 600-lb Life' (Instagram/mcswainj2)

Who is Justin McSwain in 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?'

Justin McSwain was a food addict and his toxic relationship with his meals began at a young age when his parents divorced and he found comfort in food. He was able to reverse all the damage he'd done to himself with Dr Now's weight loss program in Season 7, and he was back on the show again to lose all the loose hanging skin resulting from his excess weight loss. 

Dr Now removes 22 lbs skin from Justin McSwain's abdomen

Justin's goal to be on the show again was to lose the extra skin and get his weight in the 200 lbs range. He had moved to Texas with his father and the two bonded a lot over this period together. Justin was happy that he got the time with his dad who was absent during most of his childhood. He also realized he couldn't fall back on his mother who backed out of being there with him in Texas for his surgery during which Dr Now and team took out 22 lbs of skin from his abdomen.

Dr Now and his team operating on Justin McSwain in 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?' (TLC)

They removed 45 inches of skin from the midsection of his torso and 30 inches of skin from his sides, amounting to removing 120 inches of Justin's skin line and suturing up close to 500 blood vessels. Justin was down to 241 lbs before his surgery and after losing all that skin, his new weight was 224 lbs. 

What is Justin McSwain up to now?

At the end of the episode, Justin was seen doing those things which he wished to for a long time but his weight got in the way. Justin decided to keep challenging himself but at the same time do things that were on his bucket list for a long time, including white water rafting. The episode also saw him taking a flying class in Texas, a first step in the direction of becoming a pilot, right before moving back to South Carolina. 

Justin McSwain in 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?' (TLC)

Who is Justin McSwain dating?

Justin was accompanied by his close friend Jordan who was present at the hospital during the surgery. She said, "I am a little nervous about him having surgery but there's not a whole lot I can do about any of this. So I am just waiting it out. We have known each other forever he means a lot to me and I hope that the surgery really helps Justin kind of get some closure on this part of his life," Jordan said to the cameras as she waited for the surgery to conclude.

It's not clear if Jordan and Justin McSwain are in a romantic relationship and are dating each other, however, the latter is very open to his fans on Instagram and viewers can check his page, his handle is @mcswainj2. Maybe he'll switch to giving his viewers updates from his dating life, now that his weight loss journey is complete.

Justin McSwain in 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?' (TLC)

Watch his shocking yet endearing transformation over two episodes on TLC.com and Discovery+ app, in case you missed the television premiere. 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?' is also available on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. 

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