Graham Elliot of Masterchef has dropped more than fifty pounds since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery last month.
Way to go, Graham!
From Dr. Alvarez, "Amazing "before and after" slideshow where Betsy, who had the gastric sleeve procedure at 12, shows her weight loss journey and results."
You bet I am torn about this.
I've met the surgeon who performed the surgery, several times… he's a lovely person with superb skill. He's awfully cute as well. (Of course I can't find the photo of us.) BUT I DIGRESS.
However. 12 years old? I can't get my 12 year old to shower on a predictable basis – how on EARTH would I get him to follow through with the long-term care and feeding of a bariatric surgery procedure?
Is it worth it to step in and thwart the long term effects of obesity at a very young age — or are we screwing with an adolescents development?
I am torn. Very.
PS. I suppose I should mention? The little girl is the niece of her surgeon. Wait, what? Right. She's got a bariatric surgeon in the family — whereas some of us can't get one on the phone. Dr. A, will you adopt me?