'Precious' Star Gabourey Sidibe Reveals New Look After Having Weight Loss Surgery

Playing See 'Precious' Star Gabby Sidibe After Undergoing Stomach Surgery To Lose Weight

Gabourey Sidibe has revealed that she underwent secret stomach surgery in a bid to lose weight.

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After trying for many years to lose weight naturally, the Precious star turned to laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

The Empire actress has been showing off her new body on the red carpet, in the latest issue of People magazine and on her Instagram feed.

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Bariatric surgeon Dr. Bradley Schwack explained the procedure to Inside Edition.

"You take the stomach, which is actually about the size of a football, and you staple and remove 80 percent of the stomach," he said. "The new stomach is about the size of a banana."

The 33-year-old actress quietly went under the knife 10 months ago and won’t say how much she's lost so far.

She is detailing her struggle in a new memoir coming out in May called This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

Sidibe says one of the things that spurred her into action was being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes; she now says she loves her body.

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