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Mama June Shannon has found a drastic weight-loss solution

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Is Mama June Shannon making the right decision with gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery?

150 pounds down, Mama June Shannon is looking for her next weight-loss solution.

According to TMZ, she's already fallen unconscious multiple times thanks to ill-fated attempts with diets. The solution? Weight-loss surgery, specifically a gastric sleeve procedure to reduce the size of the stomach, thus making you feel full faster.

Beverly Hills "sleeve specialist" Dr. Michael Feiz will perform the operation, says TMZ. Shannon is reportedly hoping to lose 80 more pounds.

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Gastric sleeve surgery may be a safer option for Shannon, who reportedly had to be hospitalized after she fell unconscious at her Georgia home after experimenting with losing weight the old-fashioned way. As TMZ points out, witnessing her marriage turn into a public spectacle on her season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars may also have contributed to her "mystery illness."

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Earlier this year, Shannon tried CoolSculpting, a non-invasive weight loss treatment, to rid herself of her "turkey neck" — a common problem after a drastic weight loss. "My kids joke about my turkey neck or 'gobble gobble,'" said Shannon.

CoolSculpting treatments freeze fat to kill fat cells. According to plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian, "Fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin or blood vessels or nerves, so this technology gets the temperature down just far [enough] so that the fat dies, but nothing else is affected." Plastic surgery is often described as a slippery slope, so perhaps it's not surprising to see Shannon move within months from a surface treatment to an invasive surgery.

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Is Mama June Shannon making the right decision with gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery?
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