The child once known as the fattest child in the world has lost an unbelievable stone 16 leaving him with a nasty excess skin, but insists he is happier.
Arya Permana, from Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, weighed more than 30 stones when she was only 10 years old.
The thirteen-year-old now weighs 13.5 stones and says he is happier despite the excess of skin.
He told Barcroft TV: "I'm happier now. Because now I can play football, go out with friends, play, go to the river …"
"Then I couldn't do anything, (or) go anywhere, I couldn't play football before I couldn't play badminton, but now I can do it."
When Permana was heavier, his diet included at least six packets of instant noodles every day, carbonated drinks and fried chicken.
He became so morbidly obese that he was forced to bathe in an outdoor pool because he was too big to shower and was educated at home because he would be out of breath after walking five meters.
The Permana parents tried to curb the eating habits of their children, but admitted that they had struggled not to ruin it.
Ade Somantri, his father, told Barcroft TV: "On the day when Arya was five and already growing up, I can say" Yes, I ruined ".
"If he wanted to eat or drink sweet food and drink, we gave it to him, if he wanted instant noodles, we cooked for him."
Eventually the boy underwent gastric bypass surgery to help him lose weight.
In the first month, Permana lost five stones and the weight continued to melt.
The resulting weight loss left the boy with excessive skin – particularly on the chest and arms.
Permana struggled to eat a lot after the surgery and even ate until she vomited, her father said.
However, now the teenager eats a diet rich in fish, vegetables and fruit.
Now he walks even a kilometer a day at school and enjoys playing sports with his friends.
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Permana hopes to have a skin removal surgery after completing this year's exams.
His father said: "Even if he exercises, playing soccer and badminton and his body is already strong, the loose skin hangs down and must be removed."
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