To our knowledge here at Beverly Hills Physicians, the most well-known gastric sleeve patient in the media is Lisa Lampanelli. A year after her surgery (which her husband also got), it’s been reported that Lisa has lost over 100 pounds.
As is true for most comedians, Lisa hasn’t held back on her true opinions about her weight loss surgery. The Beverly Hills Physicians team thinks that it’s a valuable resource for those considering or who have had a bariatric procedure to hear what another person is going through. Here are some of our favorite quotes:
- “You can only eat small amounts. We feel a lot better…like we’re gonna live for 40 more years.” (Page Six)
- “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.'” (Dr. Oz)
- “It’s important to never stop doing the emotional work to keep the weight off. Food addicts use food as medication. For me, the emotional pull of food will always be there.” (Examiner.com)
- “One of the best parts of losing weight has been the clothing!” (In Touch)
We love that Lisa isn’t afraid to share the highs and the lows of living life after a bariatric surgery. At BHP, we are always up front about the changes that will happen following a lap band, gastric sleeve, or other weight loss surgery. Moreover, our support staff and physicians are always on hand to offer encouragement so that weight loss is long lasting.