just wanting a different nose. In the end, after up to 100 procedures, he was
desperately trying to repair the damage done by reckless and botched operations
infamous example of the perils of cosmetic surgery, spent 30 years trying to
achieve his idea of perfection.
himself on Diana Ross, others that he just wanted to obliterate all resemblance
to his hated father.
generated image of how the legend would have looked at 55, his sister, Latoya said “Despite this success at the early age of 19, he loathed his
by his nose and would say: ‘It’s too big, I want to get it done.’
had an operation after breaking it during a dance rehearsal.
wasn’t satisfied with this result — Dr Steven Hoefflin, who performed a
second nose job to correct the original operation, said that he was
left with breathing difficulties and ‘required further work’
triangular look. (In 1992 he was spotted wearing a prosthetic nose tip
to try to cover up the botched results of the surgery.)
dimple in his chin and had chin implants to make it larger.
started to look whiter — he later claimed this was a consequence of the
skin condition vitiligo.
wigs. His friend, illusionist Uri Geller, asked why he was changing his
his nose, apparently to stop fluid from botched surgery from leaking
into his mouth. He wore the tape at all times during this period.
his nose, a graft, an implant, has now come out through the skin and
that’s why he’s probably got a hole in his skin. He has what we call an
end-stage nose, one that’s beyond the point of no return’
dysmorphic disorder expert Dr Eda Gorbis — who believes Jackson was
suffering from the illness, where sufferers have a distorted view of
their appearance — has claimed he had as many as 100 procedures.
the documentary’s most heartbreaking revelation is a computer-generated
image of how the star could have looked had he left his face alone — an
attractive, contented black man with a warm smile.