Mention the word “celebrity,” and most of us think of beautiful faces and trim physiques. But even celebrities can struggle with their weight.

For celebrities battling obesity, bariatric surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Some, like Al Roker of NBC’s “Today” and Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips and GSN reality show “Carnie Wilson: Unstapled,” are very open about their surgery. Others, such as Star Jones, formerly of “The View,” deny that their weight loss is the result of surgery.

In 2004, Carnie Wilson launched an infomercial promoting the benefits of gastric bypass surgery after successfully losing 300 pounds following her procedure in 1999. Although today she struggles a bit with her weight following the birth of a daughter last June, Wilson is intent on losing the extra pounds and returning to a healthy weight.

Many other celebrities have opted for weight loss surgery to resolve their problem. Some notables include:

  • “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson.
  • Roseanne Barr, American actress, writer, talk-show host, and comedienne.
  • Ann Wilson, lead singer and flute player of Heart.
  • Sharon Osbourne, music promoter and TV personality.
  • Anne Rice, best-selling American author of horror/fantasy books.

Although you may not be walking the red carpet or appearing on-screen anytime soon, if you are obese it is important that you take steps to lose those extra pounds. Contact us today to learn more about options available to you.