After the initial fog lifted after my father's death, I began to consider my own vulnerability to more and more complicated complications that might arise out of my initial diagnosis, my treatment and all of the surgeries and hospital stays that followed.
Clearly, celebrity interviews provide no shortage of encouraging words. But if you're in the market for reliable information, there are surely better sources -- so I chose a scientist over a celebrity to debunk some of the body-image myths that Hollywood helps perpetuate.
Loveline's Dr. Drew fields a call from a guy who wonders if it's a good idea for his girlfriend to get laser liposuction. Co-host Mike Catherwood wonders how fast the weight really comes off. Could it be... instantaneous? Is it weight loss? Is it magic? Is it light sabers?
A study conducted last Fall revealed that a year after liposuction removed fat, it came back. And horrors of horrors, it reappeared mostly in the upper abdomen, shoulders and triceps (the back of the arms).
The ladies of New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Atlanta and DC might not have much in common (Countess de Lesseps and Kim Zolciak don't exactly seem like they'd be best buds) but one thing they do share is a dream. A dream to be lean.