Rosie O’Donnell is once again changing things up. Recently, the former talk show host that after suffering a heart attack a couple of years back she has decided to take better care of herself by undergoing weight loss surgery. For many patients, after weight loss surgery, plastic surgery is not far behind.
At a recent Go Red For Women Luncheon, sponsored by the American Heart Association in Detroit, where Rosie O’Donnell was a keynote speaker, the blog-happy star revealed her own struggle with heart disease. In 2012, Rosie had a heart attack and so, one year later, in July 2013, Rosie had weight loss surgery done, using the Vertical Gastric Sleeve, a procedure that removes part of the stomach. According to People, around 80% of the stomach is revealed, leaving a “small sleeve-shaped stomach the size of a banana.”
Since the surgery, 51-year old Rosie says she has lost 40 pounds, dropping from a hefty 230 pounds to 190 pounds and saying that doctors recommended that she drop another 40 pounds to be in a healthier zone. In addition, she has reduced her red meat and carb and sugar intake as well as going on daily walks.
“I did what many woman do, and I did not take care of myself,” Rosie said. “And that’s why I’m here, to try to get women to know you’re worth it, take care of yourself and know the symptoms.”
Rosie revealed her heart attack in her unusual poetic blog writing. Apparently Rosie was in a parking lot where she spotted an “enormous woman struggling to get out of her car/ she was stuck,” and decided to help her out. Afterward, Rosie opted not to call 911 but instead took Bayer aspirin after remembering the commercials advocating how aspirin can be beneficial for heart patients.
“Thankgod,” she wrote. “Saved by a tv commercial/ literally/ i did not call 911.”
The type of heart attack Rosie had is known as the “widow maker,” as it usually ends in a fatality. According to her rep, Rosie also suffered from other health issues including being pre-diabetic and having high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Photos reveal that Rosie has looked slimmer lately and Makemeheal.com can’t help but wonder if her total transformation will include plastic surgery.
Oftentimes, weight loss surgery creates a sudden weight loss, which results in loose skin. The amount of loose skin varies on a person by person basis as well as how much weight was gained and how.
Frequently a large scale abdominoplasty is wanted to avoid the “kangaroo pouch” and wrinkled skin that occurs in the tummy area. After the procedure, there is a larger scar but a much tighter tummy. The breasts can also be rebuilt to make them appear less saggy, although implants aren’t necessarily recommended. To get rid of bat wings, brachioplasty or “arm lift” may be a good option, although it does result in a large scar.
Rosie has never been known for her amazing body and her weight loss may be slow enough to not result in loose skin that gets in the way of her daily life so she may not be a candidate for plastic surgery after weight loss.none