Carnie Wilson is holding on to her career and health, thanks to a second weight-loss surgery.
The Wilson Phillips singer underwent lap-band surgery on January 18, People reports. In the procedure, a silicone gastric band is placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity by reducing the amount of food consumed. Since undergoing the surgery, Wilson has lost a total of 30 pounds.
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"It was the right decision for me and I'm doing really well so far," Wilson says. "It's all about taking good care of myself."
Wilson, 43, underwent gastric bypass, a different weight-loss surgery, in 1999 and ultimately lost 150 pounds. She regained some of her weight, however, and even appeared on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2006 in another attempt to shed the pounds. Her doctor advised her to consider having the gastric band placed after she had regained two-thirds of her weight, her blood-sugar levels began climbing, and she became in danger of developing diabetes.