Weight loss surgery abroad has become one of the main topics of Hollywood conversations and gossips. Many magazines and websites have been speculating about celebrities who might have had a gastric sleeve, gastric band, gastric bypass or any other affordable weight loss surgery. It is still one of the hottest and most-read topics there. Many Hollywood stars have decided to undergo a bariatric surgery just to get healthy, improve the confidence and appearance. For many, it was also a result of social pressure. Yet, in spite of the reason, weight loss surgery allows for improving health condition and eliminate many diseases. Below, we present 5 celebrities who had weight loss surgeries and were very vocal about this experience.
Table of contents
- 1 Diego Maradona traveled abroad to have weight loss surgery
- 2 Rosie O’Donnell had a gastric sleeve and she avoided a heart attack
- 3 Lauren Manzo lost 30 pounds after gastric band surgery
- 4 Gabourey Sidibe had gastric surgery because she was diagnosed with diabetes
- 5 Mariah Carey underwent gastric sleeve and she looks amazing after the surgery
Diego Maradona traveled abroad to have weight loss surgery
Diego Maradona started to have weight problems when he opened his first restaurants. The Argentinian football star opened a restaurant called Cafe Diego in Abu Dhabi as a celebration of his 56th birthday. The cafe is famous for its Argentinian architecture resembling the streets of Buenos Aires and traditional Argentinian dishes chosen by Maradona himself. As he opened new restaurants, he became to put on weight. When he had drug tests in 1994 during the World Cup, he admitted that he took drugs to lose weight faster. in the critical moment, he weighed 127kg. He decided to have gastric bypass surgery abroad in March 2005. He chose a clinic in Columbia then. He also had gastric bypass surgery in November 2015 in Venezuela. He managed to lose about 35kg.
Rosie O’Donnell had a gastric sleeve and she avoided a heart attack
A famous American actress and television personality, Rosie O’Donnell, avoided serious health problems thanks to weight loss surgery. She suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 2012 when she was 50. The doctor told her that the only solution for her is losing weight. Rosie followed a healthy diet and exercised regularly for a year and she managed to get under 90kg. In 2013, she had a vertical gastric sleeve surgery, which, as she admits, totally changed her life. In her interview for People in 2016, she said: “In my opinion, [weight loss surgery] is something that needs a little more attention for people who have suffered from morbid obesity their whole lives,” Rosie said. “This has really, really helped [me].”
Lauren Manzo lost 30 pounds after gastric band surgery
Lauren Manzo and her struggle to lose weight were the main thread of this “Real Housewives of New Jersey” season. She tried to exercise and keep a diet. Her mother Caroline, who also struggled with her weight, described Lauren as “eight pounds of sausage in a five-pound bag”, but with poor results. Lauren decided to have the weight loss surgery when she was 24. She had a lap band surgery in 2011 and managed to reduce the weight from 83 kg to 70kg. She told Us Weekly that the reason why she decided to have the surgery was depression and bad mood. She just started to feel bad in her own body. Over 9 months, Lauren managed to lose 13 kg. She keeps saying that “Getting the lap band was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life”. Some people criticize Lauren for taking this step saying that she would be able to lose weight without any surgery but was too lazy to keep diet and exercise regularly. Lap band surgery is one of the least invasive weight loss procedures and is best for people not qualified for more serious surgery due to not being obese enough. Doctor Michael Fiorillo performing lap band in New York tells: “I don’t think [lap band surgery] is a quick fix. A lot of people have genetic problems. You have to meet certain criteria to get it. You’re not just going to go in there and say, ‘I want a band because I need to lose 10 pounds.’ There have to be certain criteria: failed diets, a body mass index of 40.”
Gabourey Sidibe had gastric surgery because she was diagnosed with diabetes
Gabourey Sidibe, the American actress, also underwent a weight loss surgery. She faced many problems including anxiety, depression, and bulimia and now she is eager to share these difficult experience with her fans. She tried to lose weight for over 10 years, but it was a laparoscopic bariatric surgery in May 2016 that changed her life. Sidibe admitted that she decided to have the surgery mainly to cure type 2 diabetes that she and her brother were diagnosed with. She said “I just didn’t want to worry. I truly didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely [would] worry all the time about losing my toes.
Mariah Carey underwent gastric sleeve and she looks amazing after the surgery
Mariah Carey is the top singer in the world. She is a happy wife and a mom of 2 children. She is said to have a gastric sleeve surgery in October 2017. Months before gastric sleeve surgery, the whole world was observing her struggle with the excess weight. She appeared in the public in 2018 and nobody could believe how she could be so slim. She had a perfect waist, looked confident and shining. The magazines were showing her photos before and after gastric surgery and for months it was a hit theme. Entertainment Tonight reported that she lost about 12kg by the end of 2017. But apparently, she lost much more weight by mid-2018. It is said that she chose gastric sleeve where a part of the stomach is removed because it has a very high success rate, is not so invasive procedure, so the recovery time is short and scarring is minimal. As for the reason why she had a surgery, Page Six gives the following information from its source “Mariah has always been proud of her curves, but this summer, as her Caesars Palace residency came to a close, and then she went on tour with Lionel Richie, she noticed it became harder to dance, and she was getting a lot more criticism online from body shamers.”
Weight loss surgery is a real breakthrough in people’s lives. Many people struggle with diets and exercises for years and are not able to lose excess weight. For them, bariatric surgery is the only solution to restore health. Celebrities are not the exception, they can also have this problem. Now, you do not need to worry that you cannot afford a weight loss surgery. You can do it at a much lower cost in other countries, such as Poland. If you feel disappointed with the natural ways of losing weight, do not hesitate and contact us. We will help you change your life for better and organize your cheap weight loss surgery in Poland!
Klaudia has been working for a medical tourism company as a patient advisor for years. She has been helping a lot of patients from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and many other countries. She knows very well foreign patients needs and she does her best to help them.
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