In the past, Mariah Carey has talked about loving her curves and not being tied to a scale. She is a pretty normal and healthy weight. So why did she just have gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is usually prescribed to patients with morbid obesity.
After Carey gave birth to twins in 2011, she talked about losing weight using only diet and exercise.
via: GettyAnd instead of using a scale to measure her progress, she relied on how she felt in her clothes and whether or not she fit into things she used to wear. According to The Sun, she said, "I never weighed myself. People will think I’m a liar but it’s true . . . I’m a big-boned girl, I’m tall, and so I always weigh more."
Gastric sleeve surgery is a variation of gastric bypass surgery.
via: GettyIt's usually a quick procedure where the surgeon removes a section of the patient's stomach. This causes the patient to feel full more quickly after beginning to eat, which lowers their caloric intake.
Apparently, pressure from online trolls drove her to want the procedure.
via: GettyA source told Page Six, "This summer... she noticed it became harder to dance, and she was getting a lot more criticism online from body shamers."
Mariah has always been proud of her curves, according to the source from Page Six.
via: GettyShe had the gastric sleeve surgery performed in October by a Beverly Hills surgeon. It has a relatively easy recovery period. She's planning on going on tour with Lionel Richie after her residency finishes up at the Venetian in Las Vegas.