Mama June (June Shannon) is famous for being the mother of Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thomson). Honey Boo Boo had her own Tv show on TLC called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo where the audience watched how Honey Boo Boo lives and mainly following her beauty pageant career.
The show ended as there were rumors about Mama June’s new boyfriend being a criminal.
In Here Comes Honey Boo Boo she had a boyfriend who was Honey Boo Boo’s father called Sugar Bear (Mike Thomson) who has cheated several times and decided to marry someone else even after having a child with her and living with Mama June for 11 years. The new girlfriend of Sugar Bear decided to invite Mama June to his wedding to make her Jealous and that was when Mama June has decided to lose weight and to look fabulous at the wedding in order to make sugar bear jealous. This is why she became a part of a tv show Called Mama June from not to hot.
At the start of the Journey, she weighed 460 pounds and now she weighs only 138 pounds. She used to be size 24 and now she is size 4. This is 322 pounds of weight loss. Such a big weight loss would not have been possible without doctors' help, motivation and a set date to lose weight.
The goal date of her weight loss was sugar bear’s wedding and the motivation was not only to make him jealous but also to feel better about herself and to fit into a red dress that she has bought.
This all helped her to lose weight however the biggest aid for her weight loss was medical procedures she had done. She had in total of three operations for which she had to lose a certain amount of weight to undergo such operations.
— Mama June (@MamaJune_BooBoo) 7. března 2014
Her first surgery was a gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric sleeve is a surgery where more than half of the stomach is removed in order to make the patient fuller even when eating less. This is because the stomach after this operation is the size of a Banana and looks like a sleeve hence the name gastric sleeve surgery. This surgery prevents eating more than needed.
After the first surgery, Mama June had to work to lose weight. When she was around 200 pounds she realized that most of her body that makes her look fat is just excess skin and fat that can’t be burned down by exercise and the right diet. This is why she sought medical help to tell her what she should do with the excess skin on her stomach and on her chin and arms.
The doctor told her that she will have to undergo a tummy tuck surgery in order to get rid of the unwanted tissue on her stomach and make it flat. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery at which the abdomen is made firmer and thinner. The surgery involves fat and skin removal from the abdomen area. It is recommended for a patient after a significant weight loss and for women after childbirth. Mama June fulfilled both of the requirements, she had lost a lot of weight and she has 4 children.
As well as that Mama June also wanted to know how to get rid of her bat wings (excess fat and skin on the upper arms) and her double chin. For this problem, the doctor has recommended another operation that will combine an upper arm lift and double chin liposuction and a lift.
This all sounded great for Mama June however the doctor has told her that she needs to work hard and lose 10 pounds in order to get the tummy tuck surgery. This was also a moment where Mama June has noticed that her breasts are of smaller size and that they have become saggy that’s why she has decided for breast uplift and for augmentation with breast implants to make her breast look bigger.
— Mama June (@MamaJune_BooBoo) 1. dubna 2017
After losing 10 pounds she first underwent tummy tuck surgery in a combination of breasts uplift and also breasts augmentation with implants. After the operation, she felt sore for a while but she said it was worth it and decided to go for a next operation which was 3 weeks after. The third and last operation was a combination of upper arm uplift to get rid of her bat wings and double chin liposuction and uplift.
After these two operations, she has felt even more motivated and thus lost even more weight. She has shocked the world with such an extreme weight loss and mainly she has shocked sugar bears' wife and Mama June’s family.
She is very confident now and says that she is looking in the exact same way as she felt like she was looking like. She has decided to take her family to lose weight with her aid, mainly her daughter Honey Boo Boo. With her extreme weight loss, she has gained more fans, became more popular and she was voted for the best beach body in weight loss.