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Keeping Abreast

Feb 9, 2004  •  Post A Comment

While the debate rages over Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl flash, a breast shot of a different kind aired at least twice since last fall with no public outcry. Leah is a Hollywood makeup artist who dropped from 300 pounds to about 100 pounds after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. She was left with lots of excess skin, including on her sagging breasts. She went on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover,” where she was guided to a surgeon who removed skin and lifted her breasts. She then appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that repeated last month. The audience was surprised, but few outside the show noticed. One station exec said the station got zero reaction.