Janet Jackson has gone on record that she has had a yo-yo dieting dilemma her whole life, and at one point in the early 2000s, she had gained a whopping sixty pounds of weight.

She had shed all those pounds before the decade came to a conclusion. However, fans have long speculated that the massive weight loss came not from sheer labor but by cheating with plastic surgery. 

Janet Jackson's Shocking Weight Loss

Dating back to 2006, Jackson spoke to Extra [via People] about the issues she'd had with her self-image and self-esteem, partly because of her weight. She confided in the outlet and admitted,

I could not believe how big I was, how heavy I really was. I would see myself in the mirror, but I wouldn’t look too often. I didn’t want to get used to that image.

Having struggled with body image issues her whole life, seeing herself in the mirror with all those extra pounds on her was tantamount to torture. So, she decided to take control.

Janet Jackson Was Furious About Plastic Surgery Allegations

Jackson put in all that was necessary to shed those extra pounds. She practiced healthy eating habits and worked out often to slim down. At this point, the change was so dramatic that people and tabloids alike speculated that the change was surgically manufactured. She vented, 

It does drive me crazy because I’ve worked real hard and I think it’s really easy for [the tabloids] to write it off as [plastic surgery].

She argued that the people's reaction wasn't hurtful. Still, it made her angry.

"It just pisses me off," she said, "I want to kick some [explitive]."

Janet Jackson Has Been Upfront About Plastic Surgery

It was not like Jackson had a history of hiding the plastic surgery procedures she had undergone either. She has thus far been very upfront about the plastic surgery she had in her teenage years. 

She had some work done on her nose when she was 16 years of age. She elaborated, 

Would I do it again? I don’t know. I’ve seen a lot of women that have been pulled and snatched, and it’s not too cute.

Despite the actress clapping back at people attributing her hard-earned look to plastic surgery, the speculations haven't stopped pouring in at the slightest. 

Plastic Surgery Rumors Go On

During an interaction with Mirror, experts at MYA Cosmetic Surgery came to the conclusion that she had undergone upper/lower face and neck lift. They argued that whoever performed the surgery must have hidden the facelift scars in her hairline and around the back of her ears. 

They also argued for a surgical rhinoplasty procedure, more popularly known as a nose job. Not just that, they claimed that Jackson had had anti-wrinkle injections, again more popularly known as botox, to her forehead and around her eyes. 

In the final few paragraphs, speculation and justification were provided in an attempt to prove that Jackson has had dermal fillers implanted into her cheeks to "re-introduce structure and volume along the cheekbone."

Regardless, Jackson has made a point not to entertain or respond to such speculative reports.