Poor Carnie Wilson. The 43-year-old singer's size continues to plague her, apparently to the point where she was willing to go through weight-loss surgery twice. (Even though it obviously didn't work out so well the first time.)
Wilson lost 150 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery 13 years ago. But over time, the weight came creeping back.
Wilson blames motherhood, partly (she now has two daughters), but she knows there's more to it than that:
“I always think I am one of the the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food," she said. "I don’t know how to relax, that’s my problem."
Enter surgery #2. Same goal, different procedure: This time Wilson opted for lap-band surgery (a silicone band is placed around the stomach to create a golf ball-sized pouch).
She says she's already lost 30 pounds, but will she keep the weight off? Odds aren't in her favor ...
I hate to sound pessimistic. But a reported 50 percent of patients who undergo lap-band surgery end up having to get it re-done because the "pouch" stretches or the band erodes through the stomach lining. That's an awfully high rate of re-operation, isn't it? Other people simply don't lose weight.
I'm sure Carnie Wilson feels like she's just about out of options, and that must be a horrible way to feel. So I don't blame her for getting the second surgery done, I just don't know if it was the safest move.
Do you think it was risky for Carnie Wilson to get lap-band surgery?