I enjoyed reading this interview about Sharon's weight loss surgery and cosmetic surgery follow ups so I thought I'd share it with any of you who may not have seen it yet. I love it when people are honest. It's so stupid when they keep it secret, and it's always so obvious when people have had things done. Although everything I had read about her surgery prior to this point was that she had had the lap band and lost substantially less than she says here. She really didn't look all that big to me before but then I was having to wear the largest sizes at the Avenue, sob, sob, and only now after a ninety-one pound weight loss am I just arriving at the point where she started, which was at a size twenty-two, sigh.
I've got the stomach and boob flap hang thing going on (Roseanne Barr said her breasts looked like two loaves of French Bread, lol), so I'm pretty much going to follow in her footsteps and get everything she's had done, done. But everyone says to wait two years after the surgery, naturally I want it all now, now, now, now! -- all the weight off, all the loose parts nipped, tucked and tightened, right now, and it's only been a little over four months right.
Although God, I hope I don't have to have the full face lift someday. It really looks and sounds terrifying and horrible. Well, actually in some cases it looks great afterwards, and sometimes it looks really freaky, but oh my God have you seen those shows where they actually show the procedure? Uh no thanks for now, I can't bear the idea of having my face removed from my skull, my ears cut off, and then everything lifted up and stapled back together, I'm cringing as I write this. On the other hand look how fab she looks.
For years, says Sharon Osbourne, "I made fun of the ladies who were nipped, tucked and pulled. That is, until I joined the club. Now I've got my membership; I'm not going to let it expire." Osbourne, 50, discussed her many procedures with PEOPLE.For me, if something bothers you about your appearance, just get it changed. If you're lucky enough to be in a position to afford it, if it makes you feel better about yourself, go for it. You're not hurting anyone
I've had to space all my surgeries — otherwise I'd be in shock. I started with a full face-lift. When I went in to talk about it, I was totally freaked out. I requested that they not tell me all the details of the procedure. It hurt like a mother. If anybody says their face-lift doesn't hurt they're lying. It was like I'd spent the night with an ax murderer. They take your ears off and put them back on! It took about two weeks for me to function properly. I didn't look for four days — I was petrified. Finally I thought, "This is ridiculous," and I saw the difference immediately: I didn't have a double chin, and I didn't have my jowls. In 1999 I lost 125 lbs. after I had gastric bypass surgery. Then I had this big flap of skin that hung over my crotch. Very sexy, let me tell you. So I had a tummy tuck, and they took so much skin off they had to make a new belly button. They also lipo-ed my hips and arms — they took out 8 lbs. of fat. I went from a size 22 to a size 4. I looked like a different person. I never regretted it, but it took me a long time to enjoy it and accept it was the way I looked. Next year I had a leg-lift. They literally pull your legs up like a stocking. A little while later I had my bum lifted too. Many years ago, when everyone was having collagen put in their lips, I tried it. I had half a top lip done and I said, "I'm out of here." It was excruciatingly painful. I walked around with half a top lip done, and it took about six weeks for it to get back to normal. Recently my nipples were pointing south and I wanted them to point north. I called my friend, a surgeon named Leslie Stevens — he's done all my work. I've been there so often I request my own anesthetist. I went into his clinic behind the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Loads of people go there and come out with scarves and sunglasses, trying to hide, and I just come bounding out, saying, "Guess what I've had done!" I don't care how good your surgeon is; you can always tell. I was very happy with the results. Now my nipples point in the direction I want: Everything is looking up! I went home a few hours later and had a nurse with me for 24 hours, watching for blood clots or bleeding. You watch out for a rise in temperature, which could indicate infection or pain that is above what you'd expect.
I'm going to have my arms done in a couple weeks. And I get Botox injections for frown lines on my forehead. I've been having it for a couple of years. My kids wouldn't let me have it when I was going through chemo. I hardly expected them to cheer because Mummy wants to have a tummy tuck and her a — lifted. Why should they? It's very vain. It was important to me, not them. If they wanted surgery and if they were fully grown into their bodies, I would support them. But you have to be you and know who you are. It takes years to do that. When you hear these girls who get graduation gifts of nose jobs, it's like, hey, wait a little to see who you are. One of my kids said, "No more, Mom. No more surgery." But it was too late. It was like opening Pandora's box. Ozzy said anyone who gets one tattoo wants another one. I think plastic surgery is like tattoos. If you're happy with the results, then you push the button again and again. A lot of women go too far. It's so easy to fall into that trap, but you can begin to look really scary. There has to be a point where you have to stop, and I hope I'm able to realize that.
The story came off of People Magazine's site but I can't find the author to credit her, or him, sorry.