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MAFS' Alessandra Rampolla's 60kg weight loss transformation: before and after

The Married At First Sight Australia star underwent gastric band surgery

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Close up of Alessandra Rampolla smiling on a red carpet
Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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Married At First Sight Australia's sexologist Alessandra Rampolla is one of the most glamorous women on TV and the 50-year-old has been open about how she maintains her flawless appearance.

In an interview with Woman's Day Magazine in 2021, Alessandra shared that she underwent a gastric bypass in 2008. "It was such a transformation both physically and mentally," she said of the procedure, which involves surgically altering the stomach and small intestine.

Alessandra said that her decision to undergo surgery was unrelated to looks, and that she decided to have the procedure for her health.

Alessandra Rampolla before and after weight loss© Instagram
Alessandra Rampolla shared this before and after on Instagram

"I did it for my health, and at the time I was married and I was thinking about having kids and I had learned about the complications of trying for a baby with that extra weight, so I made a decision," she explained.

The TV star said she had tried to lose weight naturally, to no avail. "I tried a lot of different things before it, but [the surgery] really allowed me to get my weight under control."

Alessandra Rampolla in a bikini on the beast© Instagram
Alessandra Rampolla loves to share her body on social media

Who is Alessandra Rampolla?

Alessandra is a certified clinical sexologist from Puerto Rico who has over 20 years of experience helping couples maintain sexual chemistry. She replaced Dr Trisha Stratford in the eighth season of the reality show.

Alessandra Rampolla before her weight loss surgery in a green jacket© Getty
Alessandra Rampolla before her weight loss surgery

Alessandra is well qualified with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy as well as a number of other degrees and certifications in the field of sexology.

She believes that "sexual expression and compatibility are vital in building, nourishing and maintaining healthy, romantic relationships."

Alessandra has hosted her own radio show, is the bestselling author of five books and has appeared as a regular guest on shows such as Dr. Phil.

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