Carnie Wilson: Lap Band Surgery Over Bypass
Twelve years have passed since celebrity singer Carnie Wilson underwent gastric bypass surgery to help her lose weight. But after struggling with weight gain following the birth of her two children, she finally decided it was time for round two. Only this time, Wilson opted for her weight loss doctor to use lap band surgery instead of gastric bypass.
Weighing almost 300 pounds in 1999, Wilson was able to lose roughly 150 pounds after gastric bypass surgery. Unfortunately, after having two children Wilson put the weight back on and was having difficulty losing it again. Shortly after she would lose five pounds, she would immediately gain it all back.
Fed up with her weight gain, Wilson decided to undergo bariatric surgery for a second time to help her get back to a healthy weight. Wilson made the decision to choose lap band surgery for her second go-around with weight loss surgery on January 18. Lap band surgery involves placing a plastic band around the stomach in order to reduce its size and better control appetite.
Since having lap band surgery, Wilson has already lost 30 pounds and is quickly losing more each day. Despite her failed experience with gastric bypass back in 1999, she is aware that proper diet and exercise are key components in losing weight and keeping it off after bariatric surgery. She is making drastic lifestyle changes to better control her eating decisions while dealing with the daily stresses of being a celebrity mom.
Wilson reported weeks before her surgery she was ready and excited to get back into an exercise routine of her own following recovery from her lap band procedure. She is ready to start making smarter decisions when it comes to her health and dealing with the daily pressures from her new upcoming reality series as well as motherhood. Wilson’s weight battle and lap band surgery will be documented on her new TV Guide Network reality show Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On. So tune in this April to watch Wilson’s journey to renewed happiness and health.