Terzakian accepted an offer from a Brisbane basketball fan and surgeon Dr Reza Adib to undergo a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

The procedure removed the outer part of his stomach, reducing the size by about 80 per cent. 

A vastly improved diet and exercise regimen led to Joe having 13kgs of excess skin removed and 8kgs of fat liposutioned last year, to complete his 176kg weight loss. 

To read more about Joe’s incredible story click here.