Doctors May Have Said, ‘Um, No’ When Jessica Simpson Requested Lap Band Surgery

There has been a headache-inducing preponderance of tabloid news about Jessica Simpson's baby weight, but a recent report from Radar might illustrate just how much more Jessica Simpson weight gain/loss news we've been missing out on. According to a "close friend," Simpson was so desperate to pay off the Weight Watchers loan sharks that she considered lap band surgery to help meet her weight-loss goal, but doctors turned her down because lap band surgery requires some serious lifestyle adjustments. Doctors successfully dissuaded her from pursuing surgical weight loss, and now we all live in a universe where Katie Couric devotes an entire segment to counting down Jessica Simpson's final ten pregnancy pounds while two burly Weight Watchers employees crack their knuckles just behind the camera. [Radar]

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