As police continue the investigation into what sent Michael Jackson into cardiac arrest and whether anyone can be blamed for the singer’s alleged heavy drug use, medical staff once on his payroll are spilling the beans of the procedures he had throughout the years. One such individual, who worked with one of Michael’s personal surgeons, can reveal that the star was having at least one cosmetic procedure done every two months, as People magazine
Speculation about Jackson’s constantly changing appearance never ceased to be intensely circulated in the media, especially in his later years. With all this, and despite the fact that anyone could clearly see that his nose and lips were never the same from one appearance to another, Michael only admitted to having had two surgical interventions on his nose – to help him sing better – and said he had vitiligo, which accounted for his skin turning pale white.
While the latter might very well be true, Dr. Wallace Goodstein, who worked with Jackson’s personal surgeon in the ‘90s, says Michael was having countless operations done each year. “He had multiple surgeries. He came in approximately every two months. It was about 10 to 12 surgeries in two years, while I was there. [He] had multiple nose jobs, cheek implants and he had a cleft put in his chin. He had eyelid surgery... You name it, he had it. He had so many things that were inappropriate.” Goodstein says.
The surgeon also explains that, in order to avoid the media attention, Michael and his impressive entourage would come in mostly at night. The singer did not want the public to know that he was having so much work done, so he would make appointments for late at night, when most of the staff at the clinic or hospital were gone home to rest. Since he was already living in isolation, more or less, it was easy for him to recover afterwards at his own home, without the media getting wind of what he had done, states the surgeon.
Goodstein’s story seems to corroborate what Dr. Arnold Klein, Michael’s personal dermatologist, was also telling the media just a few days ago, as to how the singer tried to reverse the effect of the countless interventions. “I rebuilt it [his nose]... using fillers. I used hyaluronic acids, 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. I’m telling you that he was beginning to look like the nose was normal again. And that’s all I wanted, and [to] regain the breathing passages of his nose, because there was a total collapse of the cartilage.” Klein explained.