Monday, April 16th, 2012
Can this story get any sadder? The final results of Whitney Houston’s autopsy were recently released, revealing some surprising findings. From Yahoo News:
The London tabloid The Sun reported Sunday that the final autopsy report of legendary singer Whitney Houston has revealed a cocktail of illicit drugs, 11 missing teeth, a weakened coronary artery and “skin slippage” where scalding water burned her body as she lay in the bathtub where she died.
The bath water where Houston was found measured 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit six hours after her death, suggesting a temperature of as high as 150 degrees when she died.
The medical examiner’s report, the newspaper claimed, also revealed a perforated nasal septum caused by habitual cocaine use.
One coronary artery, according to the report, was found to have narrowed by 60 percent. And several scars indicated a series of plastic surgeries on her chest, stomach and left thigh.
I suspect that the scars on her chest were from breast implants and the ones on her stomach from liposuction or a tummy tuck. Cocaine causes constriction of blood vessels, and when abused can literally create a hole in the septum. If the hole is big enough, it can cause the entire nose to collapse. Her missing teeth could be related to drug use or possible trauma.
Whitney had such an amazing voice. I loved her first two albums.
It’s so sad that her life became what it did.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
Does Whitney Houston have breast implants? This photo is very suggestive of it. The two half-grapefruit look can often signify breast implants placed above the muscle in a person with very little breast tissue. In these patients the implant makes up nearly the entire breast and the round look of the implant is not blunted by the muscle covering it. For this reason, in really thin patients it is often best to put the implants partially under the pectoralis muscle.
Is Kevin Costner now the Boobyguard?
Photo credit: prphotos.com
Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D