Married At First Sight sex expert Alessandra Rampolla shows off her incredible 60kg weight loss after gaining some during Covid following her gastric bypass surgery
Married At First Sight sex expert Alessandra Rampolla showed off her incredible weight loss at Nine Upfronts on Wednesday night.
The 49-year-old has shed a drastic 60kg since she had gastric bypass surgery in 2008.
However, she publicly spoke about putting some of this weight back on during the Covid-19 pandemic.
She has since lost this weight again though, and recently said it has helped with her gain back her confidence.
At the launch of Channel 9’s new schedule at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, Alessandra looked sensational in a floral jumpsuit by Camilla.
Married At First Sight sex expert Alessandra Rampolla showed off her incredible weight loss at Nine Upfronts on Wednesday night. The 49-year-old has shed a drastic 60kg since she had gastric bypass surgery in 2008. She is pictured left in 2006, and right on Wednesday night
The sexologist wore her long brown locks down in a loose curl as she donned a full face of glamorous makeup.
Alessandra kept her accessories to a minimum as her ensemble featured a high neckline with jewels and beads.
Last month, the reality TV star revealed she decided to get reconstructive surgery to remove excess skin following her gastric bypass surgery in 2008.
At the launch of Channel 9’s new schedule at Sydney ‘s Hordern Pavilion, Alessandra looked sensational in a floral jumpsuit by Camilla
Speaking on Instagram live, she told fans that she has decided to undergo surgery to be more confident.
Alessandra explained that during a recent trip to Colombia she met up with a surgeon to discuss getting ‘reshaped and put back together’, and finally deal with her ‘excess skin’.
‘Fourteen years after the fact I’m finally taking care of that,’ she laughed.
‘I wanted to look into reconstructive surgery because of the loose skin… so I reassessed the decision.
‘I began in May and I will continue early next year after we finish wrapping this next season of MAFS.’
She went on to add that her surgery will provide ‘a certain closure to the trauma behind the weight gain’.
The sexologist flaunted her figure in a floral jumpsuit that cinched her in at the waist
Last month, the reality TV star revealed that she decided to get reconstructive surgery to remove excess skin following her gastric bypass surgery in 2008 (pictured with MAFS experts Mel Schilling and John Aiken)
Speaking to 9Entertainment, Alessandra said the experience was ‘literally life-changing’, but she was left surprised after some critics appeared to be openly angry about her weight loss journey.
‘I got a lot of people complaining, “Why did you become thin?” And then before it was like, “Why are you fat?”‘ she said.
‘You know you can never please people, and it’s never about pleasing people – but I was very surprised with the amount of people who were like, “Nooooo, why did you do this?” – it was my health, you guys.’
Alessandra went on to say the procedure – which involves surgically altering the stomach and small intestine – was an ‘incredible experience’ for her.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that helps people with obesity to lose weight and improve their health.
The surgery involves decreasing the size of the stomach and changing the way the stomach and small intestine absorb food.
During the procedure, staples are used to create a pouch in the top part of the stomach.
The pouch is then attached to the lower part of the small intestine, causing food to bypass most of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine.
As a result, less calories will be absorbed into the body, while the patient will feel full after eating a smaller amount.
This procedure is primarily done as a keyhole surgery (using small incisions, but occasionally an operation is required.
Speaking on Instagram live, she told fans that she has decided to undergo surgery to be more confident