In this exclusive Little Women: LA sneak peek, Christy Gibel finally undergoes her gastric sleeve surgery. But as her doctors prepare her for the procedure, some scary complications arise due to the plates that are already in her neck. “My stress level has gone up,” one of the doctor’s can even be heard saying. Check out the video above to watch the exclusive first look at tonight’s episode!

Christy has been open about her decision to undergo the weight loss surgery on the show and on her social media accounts. In fact, the 40-year-old took to her Instagram account back in June to share an update with her followers on her weight loss journey.

“This pic was a couple weeks ago. Thank you @michaelrussomd & @cosmeticare_ & @smartdimensionsweightloss for changing my life. Slowly but surely I am losing. #LittleWomenLA #thegibelfamily #gettinghealthy,” she captioned the before and after pic.

The reality star’s followers flooded her comments section with inspiring words of advice and encouragement. “You’re doing so great! Thank you for being brave enough to talk about the really hard stuff,” one fan wrote. “You’re looking amazing, girly. Keep up the good work. Not everyone can lose weight naturally, I commend you for taking the step to getting healthy. It doesn’t matter how it’s done,” another added.

Watch the newest episode of Little Women: LA, airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

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