There's no doubt that Michael Jackson went through many changes throughout his life -- both internal and external. While he only publicly admitted to having had one surgery to alter the appearance of his nose, it seems clear his transformation was much more profound than could have possibly been achieved through a simple rhinoplasty.
Here is a list of the numerous cosmetic procedures Michael Jackson was alleged to have had:
Michael Jackson was clearly a great talent. Still he was not perfect. In fact, it seems obvious that he could never see himself as anything but flawed. Michael Jackson's life seemed plagued by both a relentless negative belief about his appearance, coupled with a relentless pursuit of a non-existent perfection.
Could Michael Jackson have been the proverbial poster-child for body dysmorphic disorder? Perhaps. Could his alleged obsession with plastic surgery have contributed to his death? Possibly. Was his transformation a sad source of fascination for his millions of fans and non-fans alike? Most certainly.