In the music scene, nothing comes close to fame as the legendary Michael Jackson. He will surely be remembered in the hearts of his fans for years to come. But alongside his music and his tumultuous life, one thing that is just as famous is Michael’s physical transformation.
For many years, fans have observed Michael’s radically transformed looks. But despite the obvious changes to his nose, eyes, and jawline, the pop icon denied extensive cosmetic surgery (only admitting to two nose jobs) and blamed his progressively paler skin tone on vitiligo.
Shortly after the death of the King of Pop, a Los Angeles surgeon who shared a practice with one of Michael’s surgeons in the 1990s, revealed that he was “a frequent customer”.
Dr. Wallace Goodstein once said that Michael had multiple surgeries, frequently coming in approximately every couple of months.
“It was about 10 to 12 surgeries in two years, while I was there,” said Dr. Goodstein.
We couldn’t get the specifics, though, but Michael, according to Dr. Goodstein, “had multiple nose jobs, cheek implants and he had a cleft put in his chin. He had face lift … You name it he had it.” The surgeon also added that Michael had undergone several operations that he never should have. “He had so many things that were inappropriate.”
The Clandestine Visits
Like many other patients, the King of Pop struggled to keep his cosmetic surgery a secret. According to one source, “Michael Jackson always wanted to do these operations in a clandestine manner. They were done in the evening when personnel had to come in so no one else in the office could see him going in or out.”
The numerous cosmetic procedures eventually took a toll on Michael’s face, with his nose becoming so small due to his repeated operations. “He has barely anything left for a nose,” the source added.
Seeking for Help
Because of the nose issue, Michael eventually turned to a dermatologist named Arnold Klein for a better solution. In a July 8 interview with Larry King, Dr. Klein revealed that he rebuilt Michael’s nose using fillers.
“I used hyaluronic acids, like botox, and they worked very well. It’s an arduous procedure, because you don’t want to put too much in. And you have to do it exactly, so you can flow the material so it’s perfectly smooth,” Dr. Klein said.
Michael was definitely happy with the results.
Why the Pale Skin?
Dr. Klein also reported that the pop icon relied on him in treating his vitiligo, a skin condition that destroys skin pigment cells or make them unable to function. This causes patches of uneven skin tone. Klein said that Michael’s condition was pretty bad because “he began to get a totally speckled look over his body.”
Michael’s vitiligo eventually worsened that the easier way is to use certain creams that will make the dark spots turn light to completely even out the pigments. The result is a uniform – albeit shockingly pale – skin tone. It was the only choice for Michael. Otherwise, he would have to wear very heavy makeup during his performances on stage, which is inconvenient for the pop icon.
“And he couldn’t really go out in public without looking terribly peculiar”, Dr. Klein said.
Some, if not most of us want to come closer to the standard of beauty which is currently in fashion, with people going to many extremes just to attain their goal. But before jumping on the bandwagon, you need to consider many factors before taking any medications or going under the knife.
Talk to your physician or surgeon about the advantages and disadvantages of plastic surgery. If you’re in Canada, you’d be glad to know that some of the best plastic surgeons are in Toronto.
Think before you act so you won’t regret it for the rest of your life.