Michael Jackson turned 50 on Friday, making it an astonishing 30 years since his first nose job. But what has he done to himself with all this surgery?
This image imagines what Michael Jackson might look like at his current age had he not had plastic surgery.
Since his first surgery, Jacko has had a further nine operations on his nose, his chin and eyebrows reshaped, work done on his mouth and he has had his skin lightened.
In honour of the big 50, age progression experts and a British artist used a mixture of science and computer trickery to come up with an amazing image of what Michael would have looked like if he had let nature take its course and aged naturally.
They started with photos of Michael Jackson before any surgery, and additionally studied how other members of his family have aged, including his 79-year-old father, Joe. To make the image as accurate as possible, Jackson’s lifestyle was also taken into account.
He looks so much happier and healthier as the ‘real’ him, it's all quite sad really.
Madonna is also 50 this year and has much more subtle, yet effective plastic surgery. She is not worried at her physical appearance; she is more concerned with her ‘spiritual age’ which is 36 apparently!
Stats for Reverse Digital Surgery
Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 38,184 clicks in 400 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Reverse Digital Surgery
Related: 48 examples / 37 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 18 similar articles, including: hollywood ageism, dancing inmates, and where parody meets realism.
Reverse Digital Surgery
More Stats +/-
Where Parody Meets Realism
Weird Celebrity Fixations