Since surprising the world by marrying billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana, Janet Jackson hasn’t been getting out much. In fact, her recent appearance at the Gala Event during the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, marked the star’s first public outing in over a year. And when she did appear, the world reacted. What had happened to Janet’s face? Had she been spending her time out of the limelight having plastic surgery?
48-year old Janet has done her share of shocking fans over the years (remember her epic wardrobe malfunction?) but this time it wasn’t just her super-long hair extensions that garnered a reaction. It looked as though Janet had completed altered the shape of her face. Media Takeout sparked rumors that Janet has spent her time away from cameras undergoing a facelift and plastic surgery recovery while fans noted that her face looks fuller and her eyebrows more arched. Her new look was especially noticeable in an Instagram post showing Janet and her makeup artist up close and personal.
Janet’s full face seemed very different from the high cheekbones and dimples that the star is known for, so she may have used some Sculptra to fill in sunken areas and used Botox to not only smooth the appearance of wrinkles in her forehead, but also to elevate her brow.
However since the initial outcry about Janet’s “new” face on social media, her makeup artist has come forward to explain how he made the famous star look so different.
“It’s the makeup,” Preston Meneses explained to Extra. “We wanted to try something new. Everybody is talking about the brow and how it’s going up. People are calling it a facelift. Not true at all.”
It seems that the Janet’s ponytail wasn’t just to showcase her long locks. A tight ponytail also pulls back the face, giving a temporary effect that is similar to a facelift and can also help give the brows a slight lift as well. Preston also explained how the tight ponytail creates a severe appearance, which is why Janet doesn’t look like her usually dimpled self.
Many people, including talk show host Wendy Wiliams speculated that Janet has had a facelift and browlift in the time between her appearances, but so far the rumors have not been confirmed.
As a member of the famous Jackson clan, Janet’s appearance is often under scrutiny. In the past it is believed that the entertainer underwent a nose and breast augmentation at the very least, although Janet has never confirmed those procedures herself.
Janet has also struggled with her weight her whole life, which also changes her appearances.
In 2012, Janet, then a rep for Nutrisystem, explained to Prevention that her fear of developing heart disease and diabetes led her slim down and lose 60 pounds.
After a lifetime of swinging between binge eating and overexercising, Janet said that she was finally happy with her body.none