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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

John Goodman - Major Weight Loss- Gastric Bypass or Lap Band Surgery?

This photo from Celebrity Smack! shows a slim and trim John Goodman. It looks like he's lost a good fifty pounds or more. Could it be Weight Watchers? Jenny Craig? Gastric Bypass? Lap band surgery? Large volume liposuction?

I doubt he's had any liposuction, but it's definitely possible he's had bariatric surgery. Even the more invasive procedures (like gastric bypass) can now be done with smaller incisions and less risk than ten years ago. Unfortunately, even with over 95% of the stomach removed, some people can still eat through it and gain their weight back (see example of Carnie Wilson here).

I occasionally refer patients for gastric lap band surgery when they are too overweight for liposuction. It's always a difficult to tell a patient that she isn't a good candidate for plastic surgery because she's too big without hurting her feelings. It's always harder to say 'no' to a patient than 'yes!'

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Marly said...

John Goodman's publicist said that Goodman lost it the old fashioned way=diet and exercise. He had reached almost 400 pounds. Fat or slimmer, I adore the guy.

Rosina at Middle Ageless said...

Wow, I'd barely recognize him. What an improvement. (I bet he feels a whole lot better too!)

SmartLipo said...

John Goodman looks great in that photo! I never realized it was him until you mentioned his name. If it wasn't liposuction, what surgery did he went through?

Anonymous said...

It seems many times that the gastric bypass and lap-band patients end up with unusually gaunt faces and bodies. We can't see Goodman's body here, but his face looks great, still has some fat on it. So I believe his publicist, that Goodman lost the weight through diet and exercise. The relatively slower weight loss seems to do a better job of preserving a healthy look.