Whitney Houston sought a facelift shortly before she died in her hotel bathtub, but she was turned down as unfit. But why else did she make three visits to a doctor in the week before her untimely death?
Pop legend Whitney had become concerned about her looks and she sought out a facelift with a California cosmetic surgeon.
But Dr. Marc Mani, a board certified plastic surgeon, is thought to have refused to perform the procedure on Houston after she failed a routine medical clearance exam that tests a patient’s heart, lung and liver. However, due to federal medical privacy law he will not conform or deny this.
The cause of Whitney Houston’s death is not yet known. The full results of an autopsy will not be released until toxicology reports are in. That could take up to six weeks. However, it is already known that sedatives, specifically benzodiazepines, were found in her system.
Prescription pill bottles of Xanax, lorazepam, and valium, all benzodiazepines, as well as Ibuprofen, Midol and Amoxicillin were found in her hotel room.
But what of the three visits Whitney Houston made to a doctor in the week leading up to her death?
There is no sinister truth lurking there. She had a sore throat and got her teeth whitened.
Whitney was recording the title track to Sparkle,” for which she got a prescription for Amoxicillin.
Whitney was also scheduled to film a commercial for her sister-in-law’s candle line, so she went to a dentist twice to get her teeth whitened and cleaned.
Law enforcement sources are now confident that Whitney was not doctor shopping for prescriptions and they believe none of the doctors crossed the line in their treatment of her.
And as we previously reported, it is looking increasingly likely that Whitney mixed Xanax and alcohol and ate a large meal before getting in the tub, and that she may have died from a reaction to the drugs.
Whitney Houston is to be laid to rest tomorrow in a private funeral service. But family members are said to be looking at ways televise the service or stream it on the Internet. They have also reached out to Bobby Brown, Whitney’s ex-husband and the father of her only child, with a personal invitation to attend the funeral service, despite the rift between them as some of Whitney’s relatives blame him for her drug abuse.