Extreme Makeover™- Season 2, Episode 20
Original Air Date: 04/28/2004
Michael is a young man from Southern California who works on cars for a living. He wishes he could go into a body shop and have his looks worked on. Michael doesn't like to show his teeth and is concerned about his acne problem. Michael's dreams came true when during a race, the announcer announced over the loudspeaker that Michael had been selected to be on Extreme Makeover ™ the television series. He didn't think it would be possible for him to be selected for the show, but he looks forward to it.
The first part of Michael's makeover is meeting with Dr. Harvey Zarem for a plastic surgery consultation. When Dr. Zarem asks Michael what's bothering him, he tells the doctor that he wants his ears pinned back and want to remove the hump on his nose. After the consultation, Michael looks forward to being more confident about his appearance. The next consultation was with Dr. Bill Dorfman for dental work, the doctor tells Michael that his teeth are way too yellow and that he has too much gum tissue. The doctor wants to remove gum tissue and veneers. Michael then had another consultation, this time with dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban to discuss skin treatments will help Michael clear up his acne problem. The last consultation was with fitness guru Michael Thurmond, to help Michael formulate a diet and exercise regiment that will help him get into shape.
On the day of surgery, Dr. Zarem began by working on Michael's ears and didn't want to pin them back too much. For the nose, Dr. Zarem straightened out the septum and took the bump off the back of the nose. The doctor felt that the surgery went nicely. One week after surgery, it was time to take off the bandages. Michael thinks he looks a lot different now. Two days later, he begins working out with Michael Thurmond in order to gain muscle.
The next set of procedures for Michael involved the dental work with Dr. Dorfman. The doctor performed gum surgery, repositioned the teeth, made the teeth whiter and used veneers to fill in the gap. For the next two weeks, Michael also underwent five skin treatments. As for the workout sessions, Michael was able to gain 18 pounds of muscle. On this episode of Extreme Makeover ™ the television series, Chris Harrison from "The Bachelor" came by to help Michael with his dating skills. Then Sam Saboura came by to give Michael a sense of style, by changing his wardrobe and having his hair styled and colored. Finally Michael had completed his makeover, but Sam had one more surprise, the entire Extreme Team that helped Michael came by to wish him off.
After eight weeks of makeover procedures, Michael was ready to reveal his new look to his friends and family, who were waiting in the showroom of the auto body shop where he works at. Michael drove into the showroom with a Shelby Cobra and everyone was amazed by the new looks. His parents can't believe the difference. Michael has new confidence and feels like nothing can hold him back.
For his extreme makeover, Michael underwent:
- Ears pinned back
- Nose job
- Laser Skin Treatment
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Skin Medical Peel
- Laser Hair Removal
- Acne Surgery
- Lip and gum repositioning
- 16 veneers
- Zoom Whitening
Kristina is a 25 year old mother from North Carolina. Even though she is 25 years old, she feels like she has the body of a 65 year old. She is overly sensitive about her appearance. Kristina became pregnant at 15 and that pregnancy caused extensive stretch marks on her body and her breasts to sag. She is also unhappy with the size of her nose and unhappy with the fact that she wears dentures because four of her front teeth were pulled because of decay. Kristina is also legally blind. Through all these hardships, she was able to find her soul mate. However Kristina and her husband were married in a court and did not want a wedding because she did not want to be the center of attention. However during a Valentine's party, Kristina got a surprise when she found out she had been selected to be on Extreme Makeover ™ the television series.
Kristina was off to Beverly Hills and when she reached her hotel, Sam Saboura was there waiting at the check-in. Sam wanted to go through the suitcases to see the type of clothes Kristina wore. Sam felt that Kristina had the wardrobe of an 80 year old. Sam would return to help pick out a new wardrobe for Kristina. However it was time for Kristina to meet her plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Griffin. The two first start by talking about the nose, Dr. Griffin wanted to have it shortened. However Dr. Griffin feels that this would take a degree of difficulty to accomplish. Dr. Griffin and Kristina also discussed a breast lift, as well as a tummy tuck below the belly button. Kristina is excited about the surgery, which would take place the very next day.
This would be a difficult nose job for Dr. Griffin. He took 12mm of Kristina's nose and he never had to trim so much off of a person's nose before. For the doctor, this was more of reconstructive surgery than cosmetic surgery to deal with such a nose deformity. However he feels the results of the entire operation will make Kristina look a lot younger. A few days later, the bandages were taken off and the results were exactly what Kristina hoped they would be. Her nose results met her expectations, the stretch marks on her belly are gone and her breasts are standing up.
Next of the makeover schedule was LASIK eye surgery, performed by Dr. Robert Maloney. Then Dr. Bill Dorfman provided dental work and Kristina was so happy when she found out that she would never have to take her teeth out again. Finally Sam returned to help pick out a new wardrobe for Kristina and took her to have her hair and makeup done. Sam felt that the results looked gorgeous and that Kristina now looks younger than 25. She is ready to fly home for her big reveal.
Eight weeks ago, Kristina did not want the spotlight on her. Now she feels more confident about herself, and felt the night of her reveal would be her night to shine. She finally looks and feels like a 25 year old. Everyone was excited about her new looks. Kristina's husband always liked to surprise her, and tonight was no exception. That night, he wanted to reaffirm his vows to her in front of their friends and loved ones. Kristina's husband even had a ring to signify their new beginning. This was a great night for Kristina who now felt free and was no longer held back by her looks.
For Kristina s extreme makeover she underwent the following procedures:
- Nose Job
- Chin contouring
- Scar revision on upper lip
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- LASIK eye surgery
- 5 Dental Implants
- 2 Permanent Bridges
- 6 Veneers
- Zoom Whitening
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