From reality stars such as Mama June to actresses like Gabourey Sidibe, a lot of high-profile celebs have opted for weight loss surgeries from gastric bypass to lap-band surgery. In a world where the pressure to look thin and flawless is endless, it’s not surprising that many celebs seek medical intervention. Though there are many choices available, some surgeries are riskier than other. Gastric bypass results in the most weight loss and used to be the popular choice, but as the pressure to be thinner has grown, so have medical advancements.
Over the years, as doctors have tried to help patients lose weight and keep it off, they have come up with some alternatives. From various diets and pills to a variety of surgery options, there is a wide assortment to choose from. The ultra-popular lap band surgery can even be adjusted with time! For many celebrities a big transformation can help creative longevity in their career (and their health), but not everyone is able to keep the weight off.
For some celebs, it all happens pretty fast—they have a big reveal, and a year or two later they’ve kept most of it off. But for some, the consequences of their past excessive weight haunts them. Many have health issues even years after they have successfully conquered their weight issues. The View host, Star Jones, had heart problems that emerged even after a major weight loss, and The Talk host, Sharon Osbourne, has some regrets about resorting to surgery in the first place.
Everyone has their own opinion on whether surgery is the best move—but the thing that’s hard to deny is that many of these celebs are lookin’ GOOD! Here are some favorite celebs who went under the knife to lose the weight!