Weight loss journeys are always incredibly difficult. And for celebrities, they work so hard on losing weight all while standing in the public eye. While changing their lifestyle and diet may work for some, other stars opt to go under the knife, and we’ve rounded up a just a few of them! One procedure that a few stars have undergone is gastric sleeve surgery, a bariatric procedure that removes 75-80% of the stomach, according to UCLA Health.
Stars like Kelly Osbourne, Rosie O’Donnell and more have chosen to go under the knife to better their health with this specific procedure. It’s never an easy decision, and some of the celebrities we’ll mention have bravely opened up about their surgery and how it has benefitted their livelihood and overall health. So, let’s not waste any time. Check out some of these stars who have endured gastric sleeve surgery.
Rosie O’DonnellRosie O’Donnell also had gastric sleeve surgery to deal with her weight loss in July 2013. She opened up about the procedure in 2014, sharing with People, “I did it to save my life,” referring to the former The View co-host’s 2012 heart attack. “She tried to lose weight on her own but it wasn’t working,” her spokesperson Cindi Berger reiterated. “It was a life saving surgery,” she continued. “But it’s only a tool, not a cure.” Now, Rosie is putting her focus back on her work, and living her very best life!
Lisa LampanelliLisa Lampanelli has been so honest about her weight loss surgery. But she’s also noted that it’s not a permanent fix. “I feel like I’ve reached the weight I’m supposed to be,” she told InTouch after losing over 100 lbs. in 2013. “For 32 years – from 18 to 50 – I tried everything on the planet, and once I had a clean slate with that I said, ‘You know what? Nothing’s working for me. I’m going to treat this like the addiction that it is. I’m going to get this surgery and use it as a tool.’ That’s all it is, a tool to help me get over it,” she candidly shared. Now, Lisa is better than ever!
Mama JuneIn 2016, Mama June weighed roughly 460 lbs. before making the decision to go under the knife. She dropped to a size four following the surgery but here weight has still yo-yoed since then. However, Mama June seems to be back into the healthy lifestyle and has been spotted showing herself some self-love by getting her hair done and exercising on the beach. Truly, these celebs have shown that maintaining a healthy weight is all about what happens after their surgery, but we’re glad that they are looking and feeling their very best!