Paul Wall Reveals He Had "Gastric Sleeve" Surgery
Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:08:31
In an interview with Ozone, rapper Paul Wall revealed that he lost 100 lbs. through a procedure known as "Gastric Sleeve." May as well call it "Drastic Sleeve," since it's intense.
Wall said that his doctor referred to him as "morbidly obese" and he knew he had to fix the problem by any means necessary.
Wall said that his weight "has been up and down my whole life, so I wanted to do something to permanently fix the problem. Since going back and forth on the drugs for years and taking diet pills, my metabolism was really gone. So I decided to go with the gastric sleeve, because it's a little more serious than the lap band. They also cut out the hormones that make you hungry. So I actually don't even get hungry anymore. The doctor talked me out of doing the lap band; he told me it's the most popular, but it's not as effective. With the lap band, you lose about 50% of your excess weight. I was 120 pounds overweight. I weighed 320 pounds, and I'm six feet tall. So with the lap band I still would've been morbidly obese. With the gastric sleeve, you typically lose 80% of your excess fat. I lost 100 pounds with it, so that's putting me in a more healthy weight class." Wall said the procedure saved him and that he hasn't worked out since the surgery, either. Holla.
Do you think that Wall's surgery was too extreme, since new photos show him looking super thin?