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Such sad news that one of our favorite song birds left us recently. Whitney Houston had long been one of my favorite stars and her voice was magical when she sang songs that demonstrated her range of talent.

Several articles were released after her passing suggesting that she had contemplated a surgical face lift and that her surgeon, Dr. Marc Mani refused the singers request. I understand that this young, beautiful and talented woman was denied the procedure due to medical testing for heart, liver and lung function.

A surgical facelift requires anesthesia and anesthesia can be dangerous with many side effects. More than dizziness and headache, anesthesia can have fatal complications. Hopefully, Ms Houston was honest with her physician regarding alcohol and prescription drug use. I applaud Dr Mani's stance because having face work done under the best of conditions can still have unexpected consequences.

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A source told Radar Online "She was concerned about her appearance and wanted a facelift." But Dr. Marc Mani denied the singer's request after a standard check up on her heart, liver, and lungs. It's most likely the doctor was concerned that Houston would not survive the use of anesthesia.

While the doctor would not comment directly on Houston's case, he told the website "In the years past, I have cancelled surgeries based on medical clearance both for celebrities and other patients. I feel very strongly about celebrities' being overindulged by physicians, I treat a lot of them and care for them."

Unfortunately, it appears there are a few doctors without Dr. Mani's standards. Houston's coroner has issued several subpoenas to find what prescriptions she had been granted. While this is standard procedure for the coroner, several sources believe Houston's star power allowed her to receive drugs she did not need.

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      Ladytan wrote Feb 29, 2012
    • I don’t know if this is true. So many lies have been told about her since her death. She is not her to defend herself and dispute such rumors, so let her rest in peace. The family is still grieving this loss and they do not need to hear anymore rumors or untruths. A doctor’s confidentiality still stands even in death.

      I was on set with Whitney during the filming of “Sparkle” for about 4 to 5 days and she looked good and vibrant. I saw no need for plastic surgery.

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      Yana Berlin wrote Feb 29, 2012
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      You are so right, there are so many doctors who pay little or no attention just to get the business.

      It’s so sad to lose such great talent, if this is true, which it probably is, public demands that stars remain always young and Whitney wanted to look great for her and her fans. The pressure of the public and the media is at least partially responsible for the addictions that the many stars succumb to in the first place. frown

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