Mama June Shannon's before and after photos are incredible! The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star revealed on Botched that she has dropped 150 pounds over the past year. But she still has a long way to go.
Mama June met with Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif to discuss possible skin removal surgery. Terry noted that she had an "abdominal pannus, which basically means a drape [of skin]." Mama June then replied, "Knowing that I have that condition, I want the skin definitely removed…I hate it."
But the doctors concluded that Mama June still hadn't lost enough weight to go through with the surgery. Her body mass index was still too high, meaning she risked serious complications if she went under the knife.
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"So BMI is the way we doctors figure out who’s an appropriate candidate for surgery and who should lose some more weight," Dr. Dubrow explained. "At 5’6" 245 [pounds], your BMI is 39, OK? So we like to see a BMI of like 28, so you lose 75 pounds, you come back to us, we'll remove that and make you happy."
And Mama June was fully on board with that plan. "Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow gave me a lot of good information and hopefully in a couple months I'll be back and make them kind of proud and say, 'OK yeah we're gonna do surgery now,"' she said. "This will be my reward for everything that I've done."
This isn't the first time Mama June lost a lot of weight. She revealed back in 2013 that she had dropped 100 pounds without even trying.
"I haven't done any surgeries," she told TMZ at the time. "No diet pills, never went to the gym, but with the show ['Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'], I've been more active. They have me running around and going different places... I guess it's paying off."
Honey Boo Boo was canceled the following year, but Mama June soon got more serious about her weight loss. She revealed in May 2015 that she had dropped 45 pounds. And she reportedly planned to undergo gastric sleeve surgery in March.
"I met with this trainer [Natasha Fett] through my manager… Even though she’s 3,000 miles away, she’s still very supportive through everything," Mama June said in December. "I’m just walking through the neighborhood three miles a day, and just keeping up with that and just keeping up with the kids and just kind of being on the go all the time. I went from like a [size] 28 to a 16."
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