The Premiere Site For Celebrity Plastic Surgery By A Real Plastic Surgeon
I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Michael Jackson and plastic surgery...continued! There has been a lot said about Michael's claims that his skin has lightened over the years due to a medical condition called vitiligo. I do not believe that his skin can become so evenly white solely from vitiligo. Vitiligo is a bona fide skin disorder which causes the skin to lose pigment in areas. These areas are usually patchy, such as seen in the photo above from wikipedia. It appears much more likely to me that Michael has been bleaching his skin using one or more of the topical skin lighteners which are available. This way he can get the even white color he currently has. What is the dead giveaway to this?
Look at his hands, specifically his fingernails. It is impossible to get the skin bleaching cream under the nails, and therefore the skin under the nails should remain dark. If you've seen any interviews of him when he isn't wearing gloves, his nails look odd. They are darker than the surrounding skin. In my opinion, this is the most obvious sign that he's been bleaching his skin. It may also be a reason why he wears gloves so often. Vitiligo??? More like Clorox!!!