Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Celebs are Celebrating Their Health

Webster's dictionary defines "celebrity" as "a famous or celebrated person". Though many stars are celebrated for their beauty, it may be the vast array of health problems that accompany obesity that have some celebs getting noticed after turning to bariatric or weight-loss surgery. Obesity increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and degenerative joint disease.

There are various bariatric procedures, all of which are usually effective for weight loss. Though many patients achieve their weight loss goal, it is sometimes necessary to undergo aesthetic surgery following a bariatric procedure. When the weight is gone, excess skin is often left behind on various parts of the body.

An abdominoplasty can be performed to remove excess skin surrounding the stomach. A more-encompassing procedure, a belt lipectomy, works to remedy excess skin surrounding the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Still some patients require a brachioplasty, to remove excess skin from the upper arms.

Celebs who may have undergone aesthetic procedures following their bariatric surgery include Star Jones, Carnie Wilson, Roseanne Barr, Randy Jackson, and Al Roker. Before considering any surgical procedure or weight loss plan, it is important to consult with licensed physician.

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