Why I still look big! Willis Raburu explains slow cosmetic surgery progress
Media personality Willis Raburu has explained that the gastric bypass surgical procedure results are gradual.
While responding to a fan who has asked, “900k went down the drain just like that? They deceived you.”
Raburu responded to the fan.
“It is a process I was 164kgs and now I’m down 21kgs it takes patience. One day at a time. Even 21kgs down I’m still heavier than most but it’s progress,” he said.
Adding, “Don’t be in a rush. It’s an investment.”
Raburu took the internet in a frenzy after he said it cost him Sh900,000 for his weight loss surgical procedure.
The type of cosmetic surgery is a type of weight loss that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine.
The 35-year-old revealed he underwent the gastric bypass in June at a Nairobi hospital and had to take some time off to heal with him eating soft foods at first.
Adding that the surgery also helps reduce the amount of food that one eats, Raburu said, “I used to eat more than six chapatis and visit KFC regularly. But now I don’t eat much. I know this is a lasting solution.”
Saying he tried other ways of weight loss but was unsuccessful, Raburu claimed that the surgery was his last resort.
“I have gone for vigorous training at the gym. I have done workouts but my weight reduces for a while then all of a sudden comes back. Not that I don’t like the gym but it did not work for me.”
Noting that when his health was at stake he decided to go for the surgery, Raburu revealed that his pointers were his pressure and cholesterol levels which were very high.
According to the Kenya Laparoscopic Surgery Services, “during the gastric bypass procedure, the stomach is sewn to create a smaller stomach pouch that can hold only hold about a half-cup of food.
The idea behind the pouch is that an individual feels full more quickly with a smaller stomach, and thus eats less.”