Lisa Lampanelli is known for her controversial and over-the-top comedy routines.
But now, she's being recognized for something else: her drastic, 106-pound weight loss!
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To lose the weight, the 53-year-old comedienne underwent gastric sleeve surgery, a gastric-bypass operation where surgeons make the stomach smaller to help patients lose a significant amount of weight by restricting food intake.
Lisa in April 2012 (left) and in November 2014. (Photo Credits: Getty)
“It’s very simple, laparoscopic, quick, recovery is easy," Lisa exclusively told Closer of the surgery. "Basically [you] just have a very small stomach, like you were supposed to before you stretched it all out of proportion."
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Lisa — who is in the process of divorcing her husband of four years, Jimmy Cannizzaro — further revealed her ex also underwent the procedure to lose weight.
"He lost 98 pounds, so we’ve both kind of left the marriage happier [and] healthier," she told Closer at the 2014 Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's Legends Gala in NYC on Nov. 5.
Lisa performing at a music and arts festival in July 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty)
With the holidays quickly approaching, the former "Celebrity Apprentice" star noted she's looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with her family — but it isn't always easy to refrain from eating too much!
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“I’ve survived two Thanksgivings so far, and I’ve done it with tiny portions," she said.
"I’m having everyone in my family cook, we’re doing it at my house — it’s my first time," she told the magazine in regards to her holiday plans. "I actually love the idea of being a host. I think it’ll be fun and unusual for me.”
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