Micheal Jackson: King of Pop or Plastic Surgery
The Many Faces of Michael Jackson
Mike was born August 28, 1958 – one of 9 kids. He was born with cute African-American facial characteristics. However, his father reportedly nicknamed him “Big Nose”. That may have started his long battle with his nose.
People first noticed the changes with his nose during the “thriller” era when he was just 26 years old. His nose seemed slightly narrower. At this time his nose was still proportional to his face and ethnicity, explains Dr Simoni, a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty specialist who has never treated Micheal Jackson.
Just one year after, Michael’s, nose appeared to be even thinner. This could have been the normal progression of healing after rhinoplasty, believes Dr Simoni. His nose still looked good for his face.
2 years later, at age 29, Michael seemed to have another nose job and cheeks implant. His dramatic facial changes in conjunction with whiter skin got people talking. He blamed his change in skin color on a medical condition called vitiligo. However, the uniform skin color on his face and neck could hint on the use of skin bleach.
His famous little teeny nostril triangles and a sharp razor bridge of the nose popped on the pictures 3 years later. This was the nose surgery that he really should not have done. Or more importantly his doctor should have refused, explains Dr Simoni. To make matter worse, he now had a manly cleft in his chin and a square jaw.
Most probably, he was not satisfied with his last nose surgery at this time but there was no point of return. In couple of years, at 1993, his legal allegations and loss of some important advertisement contracts has probably made him more dissatisfied with himself. He probably took out his anger out on his nose and underwent another rhinoplasty that devastated his nose to the max. This time his nose was at the worst of his life; an extremely upturned nose with a super-sharp tip. He truly gave the expression “Cutting off the nose to spite the face” a new meaning.
In 1997, he shows up with a larger chin implant that made his nose even less in balance. This is the part that is difficult for me to comprehend, explains Dr Simoni. We have someone who is extremely “unlucky” with his nose procedures. Now some plastic surgeon decides to go ahead and go extreme on his chin too. This should be warned to plastic surgeons on their first day of their training.
Michael celebrated the new millennium with an eyelid surgery. At 2004, Michael had a reconstructive surgery on his nose by a German plastic Surgeon. No significant change was seen but it was definitely somewhat improved.
It is obvious that Michael consistently wanted a thinner nose through his life. Was it his father remarks at early age that created his wrong self image? We would never know. But the lack of complain on his part against any of his plastic surgeons could indicate that he may have blamed himself through out. But Dr Simoni believes that an equal blame should be placed on those plastic surgeons who blindly did what they were requested.