Carnie Wilson Has Second Weight Loss Surgery

By Suzan Clarke

Mar 22, 2012 7:51am
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Singer Carnie Wilson, who has long battled weight issues, has had weight loss surgery for a second time.

Wilson, of the group Wilson Phillips, confirmed to People magazine that she had lap-band surgery, a procedure in which an adjustable band is place around the patient’s stomach in order to limit the amount of food consumed.

She told that she has lost 30 pounds since undergoing the procedure on Jan. 18.

The 43-year-old had previously lost 150 when she underwent the far more invasive gastric bypass surgery in 1999. At the time, Wilson weighed more than 300 pounds. That procedure reduced the size of her stomach to that of an egg.

Wilson regained some of the weight when she had her daughters, 6-year-old Lola and 2-year-old Luciana.

Speaking of her weight gain, Wilson told People in 2010 that having children “derailed” her.

She described the second surgery as “the right decision.”

“I’m doing really well so far,” she told People. “It’s all about taking good care of myself.”

A representative for Allergan, the maker of the LAP-BAND System®, told ABC News that the company is compensating Carnie Wilson to be a media spokesperson.  Allergan also says that Wilson’s decision to undergo the lap-band procedure was made solely between her and her surgeon.

Wilson Phillips has a new album and reality show on the way.

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