‘Skin Tight': Tim Sheds Tears of Joy Over Pending Plastic Surgery (Exclusive Video)

Thirty-five-year-old dad lost 228 pounds on his own, just by quitting junk food cold turkey

Tim Bauer’s skin isn’t tight yet, but he’s two surgeries away from having the body of his dreams — and the much-needed confidence that comes with it.

The two-stage procedure, chronicled in the TLC reality series “Skin Tight,” will begin with Tim’s abdomen and work its way up to his nipples — a complicated five-and-a-half-hour procedure.

Arms and legs are next, after a much-needed recovery period.

The 35-year-old’s food addiction was killing him when he decided to cut out junk food cold turkey. Since then, he’s lost 228 pounds, but his skin remains loose, requiring the scalpel. Tim’s low opinion of his body is now affecting his personal relationships, intimacy with his girlfriend Heather and ability to be a strong positive role model for his daughters.

“Skin Tight” follows 12 individuals who have lost hundreds of pounds on their journey to undergo surgery to remove their excess skin. The series premiere follows “My 600-lb. Life” on Wednesday, Jan. 6, airing at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.

Watch the video above.