Q & A

IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

Q & A WITH CINDY JACKSON

 

 

 

 

I am I00% organic and silicone-free. Plastic is passé!
I do not have any kind of implants or synthetic material whatsoever
in my face or body, in favour of the latest advanced natural alternatives. This is how I look in 2022. No plastic, no photoshop, no filters. (The prominent copyright watermarks are because my pictures keep getting stolen for made-up clickbait articles!)

 

Q. Do you have any conditions for accepting clients?

A. Anyone considering using my service should be able to answer “yes” to all three questions below.

  • Do I have realistic expectations?
  • Do I want my results to look convincingly natural, not “plastic,” overdone or disproportionate?
  • Do I have the budget for the best doctors and treatment options?

Q. What if i just have one simple question?

A. One question inevitably leads to a dozen more in this complex field. If it’s truly a simple question that does not require my hard-earned specialist expertise or insider knowledge, the answer can probably be found elsewhere.

Like everyone with an online presence, my site receives lots of random inquiries from the internet, including so-called “simple questions.” It’s impossible to know who’s really behind them or what their motives truly are. (At least one underhand reporter has fraudulently posed as a patient to try and obtain material for a sham story.) I don’t have time or resources to divert away from my clients and consultancy, so please don’t take it personally if your general web enquiry cannot be addressed. However everyone wishing to have all their questions about procedures and doctors answered in depth and comprehensively may book a private consultation. Click here.

Q. How do your treatment plans differ from a cosmetic surgeon or aesthetic clinic assessment?

A. Having an independent treatment plan saves a lot of time and money, especially for those wishing to have a more than one procedure. My individually tailored treatment plans may include different specialist doctors and clinics for each procedure. Whereas a single medical practice typically only recommends the specialists they employ and only offers the options available within their clinic.

Increasingly, those who unwittingly act on the monumental amount of disinformation on the internet (including widespread fake reviews and manipulated images that have become the norm) end up requiring revision again and again as they try to reverse earlier procedures or have things done in completely the wrong order, zigzagging all over the place in a futile attempt to attain their ideal result. I’m seeing more and more clients who have been through that expensive and fruitless process. It’s obviously far better for your health and wellbeing to have a solid treatment plan and get it right the first time. And not only to save time and money, but to avoid needing revision, which is often more complex with a less predictable outcome – plus the fewer general anaesthetics you have the better.

Q. You must regret not trademarking the term “Extreme Makeover” back in the 1980s. How did you come up with it?

A. No regrets. If I’d trademarked it, it may not have gone into everyday use. Knowing that I contributed something to modern parlance is enough. Back in the 1980s and 1990s when I was doing a lot of media appearances, I always referred to my transformation as an “Extreme Makeover.” No one had ever used cosmetic surgery in that way before, so of course there was no name for it, or even any reason for such a term to exist. Others picked up on it and started repeating it.

I thought of it because, growing up in the 60s, I was always fascinated by the before and after pictures of hair & makeup “makeovers,” as they were called, in the women’s magazines my mother bought. My transformation was like those makeovers (and was no doubt inspired by them), but extreme, so I put the two words together and coined the term Extreme Makeover. Now 35 years later it’s widely used, including to describe things like home improvements and is even in dictionaries.

PROPHETIC INTERVIEW: My first magazine cover was for Mensa, where I told them back in 1991: “In 20 years a lot of people will be doing what I’m doing.”
UPDATE 2022: In less than 20 years a lot of people will also be doing what I’m doing now with advanced aesthetics and Extreme Anti-ageing.

Q. Where are you and your recommended doctors located?

A. I’m based in London England and also consult globally via online video. Video consultations have always been as popular as in-person ones anyway and are equally beneficial to clients. There’s really very little difference between in-person and virtual consultations, except of course I don’t get the pleasure of meeting my clients in person, and they have the advantage of not having to leave the comfort of their own homes.

My enduring trademark style has always been timeless European elegance – never appearing obvious, overdone or outdated. Therefore I only recommend doctors who share this aesthetic and to whom I would entrust (or have entrusted) my own life and looks. Most are in the UK and Europe. You may  check to see if I know doctors in a specific location before booking your consultation using this Contact Form.

Q. how much does surgery cost with your recommended surgeons?

A. Depending on your individual needs, cost will be determined at the time of your consultation. Fees for these top doctors are at the mid range to upper end of the scale. However the most expensive surgery is having to have inferior results revised because you end up paying twice. I don’t recommend cut-price surgery or the cheap looking results they can produce. The best way to save money is by choosing wisely using the highest quality factual information.

Q. Your picture appears online in association with some clinics and doctors. does that mean you endorse them?

A. Absolutely not. I don’t do endorsements Beware of any doctor or clinic who displays my picture on their web site or in their practice; it is a clear indication that I do not recommend them. Some have used my life’s work and hard-earned reputation to promote themselves by implying that I am their patient. When you have a good name there will always be certain individuals attempting to cash in on that good name. They are normally clinics I’ve never heard of, although I have visited dozens of clinics around the world, spoken at international conferences and been photographed and filmed with many different doctors in the past. These days I am far more careful about whose photos and videos I end up in and how they might be used. None of my actual practitioners are allowed use my name or picture (or that of any other patient) without permission.  

There is a UK aesthetic doctor who displays a picture of me standing next to him taken back in 2011 on his web site. He had the same picture blown up into posters to display in his practice. This doctor even accredited me with a fake endorsement quote I never said. He is not one of my recommended practitioners.  (Piggybacking onto my name can be highly profitable.) So always verify endorsements. You would not believe what goes on!

If you were misled by this or any other doctor who uses my name or picture, please let me know. Click here.

Q. How old are you? your age keeps changing on wikipedia.

A. Please ignore whatever age Wikipedia randomly decides to assign me at any given moment. It’s not a reliable source, as they freely admit. Personal details including my actual age and birthplace are private and have never been in the public domain. No web site, including Wikipedia has ever had access to such information.

Bizarrely, Wikipedia once falsely declared that I was born in April 1956 in Hazard Kentucky, which I didn’t even know was a real place! I had always assumed it was a fictional town where the comedy TV series and film called The Dukes of Hazard was set. It was probably meant as some kind of joke by one of their trolls. But as a result of the prank, that bogus age, date and birthplace are repeated all over the internet. If you Google my name and Hazard Kentucky, you will see just how many sites copied it from Wikipedia, and then from each other. Yet I have never been to Hazard Kentucky nor was I born in 1956. The upside to this farce is that that my real date and place of birth remain private since no one seems to question what’s put on the internet by anonymous sources, especially when it’s been copied and pasted across numerous sites. If a lie is repeated often enough, it is eventually accepted as fact. That is exactly how false information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical treatments proliferates, resulting in countless botched patients.

Anyone can, and anyone does, edit Wikipedia. They do so without pay or consequences. It naturally attracts all kinds of trolls, who squabble endlessly among themselves. If you click on the “View History” tab of any given page you can see the relentless revisions that go on. The statistics on Wikipedia’s page about me reveal that as of 2022 there have been a mind-boggling 429 edits by 183 anonymous individuals I’ve never met who change something every 12.6 days. Yet dead links have remained on the page for years and unreliable references have been quoted as “sources.”

Wikipedia even announced my death several years ago complete with macabre details of how I allegedly died, along with a description of my funeral. Being very much alive and more than a little shaken as condolences flooded into my office, I had the page corrected. Yet Wikipedia promptly reinstated their fake report of my death, which had been posted by their preferred source – an anonymous troll. However when Wikipedia’s phony story about my death was exposed in the UK national press along with a LIVE news interview with me, they were forced to allow the truth, albeit with no apology. This type of willful misinformation is by no means unique, so I never trust anything on Wikipedia.

Unfortunately the same goes for a good deal of today’s media, whose shoddy journalism and unreliable information about this field has directly contributed to the skyrocketing number of botched patients.

Why is false information so heavily promoted? Because studies show that:

  • Fake news outperforms real news.
  • Lies spread faster throughout the population than truths.
  • Negative stories are more clicked on than positive ones, and the same goes for outlandish made-up articles compared to factual ones. 

Wilful misinformation is a calculated profits-over-facts strategy. Whereas my entire career has been built on only solid, accurate ongoing fact finding – people’s looks and lives depend on it – so I have zero patience with those who unashamedly mislead and misinform. Especially at my age…

My age: I’m in my 60s. Again, my exact age and birth date have always been private, as everyone’s should be these days to prevent identity theft. But 60-something is only my chronological age. According to my telomere analysis and advanced diagnostics, the biological age of my body and brain is that of someone in their 30s. Furthermore, the cumulative effect of my aesthetic procedures gives me a perceived age of 30-40, which I’m often mistaken for. So sixty is the new thirty! Or at least it can be. We have the technology.

60 is the new 30. We have the technology.

Q. What’s wrong with “growing old gracefully?”

A. Nothing, it’s just not for me. I have no intention of growing old and sick in the conventional sense. Instead I will continue to roll back the years from the inside out, never looking or feeling my chronological age, always  working to maintain the younger biological and perceived age I’ve created. Further armed with my complete DNA and telomere profiles, I can monitor known inherited genetic variants that may or may not manifest. Such advantages didn’t exist way back in the time when the saying “growing old gracefully” was first coined.

Q. do you mind being called barbie by the media?

A. I didn’t when I was young, but I outgrew that label decades ago. It’s 2022 and I’m in my 60s! Also, as a Baby Boomer, the original Barbie dolls of my youth looked very, very different. Being called Barbie in 2022 has a completely different connotation.


The original Barbie was also a Boomer!

I was first called Barbie by a British tabloid in the 1980s and I went along with it because, frankly, I got paid a fortune to dress up like Barbie. (I joke that it’s my shameful past – like actresses who posed naked to pay their rent before they made it big!) With no startup funding, all my “Barbie” money was invested in my consultancy and helped facilitate its global reach.

It was a bit of fun and I never meant it literally; Barbie is a plastic doll and my look has always been very natural by design. (I’ve actually been told I look more natural after surgery than I did before!)  Although Barbie was marketed as a “teenage fashion model,” I got away with wearing those Barbie outfits in my 30s and beyond due to the success of my Extreme Makeover, which made me appear far younger than I was.

Now in my 60s, I obviously moved on decades ago. No one is doing the same things they did 30 years ago. Yet newly made-up clickbait articles claiming I had some ridiculous number of operations to look like Barbie keep being churned out, like it’s still the 1980s, with screaming headlines as if they’d just discovered the Holy Grail. Such articles are normally illustrated with “news” pictures of me from 10, 20 or 30 years ago since all my more recent ones are watermarked. Those rehashed 1980s Barbie stories are more dated than leg warmers and shoulder pads! You cannot live in the past in this rapidly evolving field without looking like a dinosaur, and I always stay way ahead of the curve. Clickbait writers are clueless about what I’ve been doing in recent decades.

Don’t call me Barbie – it’s 2022 & I’m in my 60s!
The doll is an eternal teenager, so I’m old enough
to be Barbie’s great grandmother!

Q. How much surgery have you actually had and how much money did you spend?Reports vary quite a lot. Did you really have 47 full scale operations?

A. Haha, do LOOK like I’ve had 47 full scale operations?! That number appears online a lot, as does 52, but anyone can easily tell by looking at me that I obviously have not had 47 full scale operations. Remember – the crazier, more far fetched the made-up claims, the better clickbait performs. 

I have alway put my health first. Without your health you have nothing. Living a long and healthy life is an integral part of my anti-ageing plan. Having that many operations is not healthy and would not look natural, so is the opposite of what I believe in and have stood for my entire career.

As is the case with so many subjects, media stories about me are like snowflakes and fingerprints – no two are ever alike! The actual facts are only available on this site or from me directly. Like Wikipedia having no access to my birth certificate, sensationalist media and clickbait sites have no access to my financial or medical records, nor have they ever been present in the operating theatre with me. Their wildly varying numbers and bogus lists of operations are concocted out of thin air, despite the correct numbers having always clearly stated here on my web site since it first went online the 1990s.

I’ve had 14 surgical procedures since 1987, some performed at the same time during the course of 9 full scale operations. (Knowing what I do now, I could achieve the same results today with fewer procedures. Today my private clients benefit from this knowledge.) The rest were non-surgical procedures. My meticulous planning and insider knowledge meant less exposure to general anaesthetic, so most were done under local or sedation. Nonsurgical health and beauty treatments are obviously not counted in the surgery total.

Whereas the clickbait media often make up much higher, ridiculously inflated numbers, sometimes going into the hundreds. My copyright photos are constantly stolen and posted alongside these fairy tales. And the internet repeats untruths like an echo chamber, adding more and more ops along the way. However, all claims of more than 14 surgical procedures (or 9 full scale operations) are, like so many things you read these days, completely untrue and cynically fabricated for attention and advertising revenue. More about that here.

If I’d actually undergone the crazy number of operations claimed by these unreliable sources, I’d look like a patchwork quilt! Instead, my aim has always been to appear completely natural with no traces of surgery. And health is my number one priority at all times, so I keep the number of operations and general anaesthetics to an absolute minimum. The key is to maximise results with the fewest interventions possible. This saves time, money and – most importantly – exposure to the risk that every procedure carries, however minor.

I’ve also had numerous in-office and nonsurgical treatments such as salon facials and tooth whitening, which confused the issue and some decided to count them as “operations.” This is exactly the same as claiming, for example, that someone who got Botox injections three times a year for 8 years has had 24 “operations.” While every minor incremental improvement does add to the overall picture, such treatments certainly do not constitute surgery or in any way compare to having a full-scale operation by a surgeon in an operating theatre under general anaesthetic.

That’s exactly how my Guinness Record for “Most Cosmetic Procedures” came about many years ago. It was never “Most Operations” or “Most Cosmetic Surgery.” Since no one had ever heard of an Extreme Makeover because I was the first and coined the term, there was no established way to present it. Hence every nonsurgical procedure went into the total. The actual Guinness entry reads: “Cindy Jackson had 47 cosmetic procedures, including nine full-scale operations. (She) is the pioneer of the “Extreme Makeover. Her treatments have included…chemical peels, oxygen facials, Botox, filler injections, microdermabrasion, dermal mesotherapy and tattooed lipstick and eyeliner.” I’ve had quite a few clients who’ve had way, way, way more surgery than me. Those cases were repeat surgery on the same face and/or body features trying to correct botched results without success, until they came to me for assistance.

In terms of money, I’ve spent (“invested” is a more appropriate term) a total of around £60,000 since 1987, which I quickly made back from early media interviews.  Legal victories for libel and copyright infringement helped buy my London home. (I own exclusive copyright to all my photos.)

To sum up, it simply isn’t necessary, or good for your health, to have dozens of operations or to spend vast fortunes to achieve fantastic improvements. Quality over quantity, always.

Warren Buffet said, “Investing in yourself pays dividends in ways that no property or stocks & shares can.” I witness that on a daily basis, both personally and with my clients.

Q.  Why aren’t you on Television as often as you used to be? 

A.  I’ve appeared on hundreds of TV shows all over the world since 1988, although going public was never part of my plan. That happened by chance  when I was offered a large sum of money by a journalist friend for what I thought would be a one-off feature in a UK national paper. But overnight I was demand as the world’s first Extreme Makeover and the only patient speaking publicly about cosmetic surgery.

Most of my early appearances were fair and positive experiences. TV shows were more respectful, informative and paid extremely well for guest interviews. However it’s a very different time now and the media is a very different commodity. so I walked away. The ruthless bid for higher ratings and having to compete for eyeballs with streaming services and the internet means that the truth is now often completely irrelevant. As with online clickbait, TV executives are very well aware that sensationalism, negativity and conflict are proven to sell, so that’s what they produce.

I’ve spent a lot of time behind the scenes and witnessed firsthand exactly how these shows are made. I’ve seen guests being told what to say and encouraged to lie. I’ve listened to researchers swear blind the show is about a particular topic, but when the cameras start rolling it’s a completely different story. I’ve watched patients with botched surgery being exploited and treated like freaks to attract ratings. I’ve observed the most incompetent doctors being promoted as gods. And in several cases when I was on shows with guests pretending to be fiercely opposed to cosmetic surgery, those very same guests approached me afterwards for cosmetic surgery advice.

These days I only appear on live news and the more intelligent, balanced programs where I can share my expertise, although tabloid TV shows (most have become tabloid now) still invite me on all the time. I never regret turning them down when, out of curiosity, I tune in to find out what their hidden agenda really was and see which hapless victim took my unwanted place in the hot seat. Then after the episode airs, the TV station will continue to earn money from it on YouTube, where that same hapless guest will be forever trolled in the comment section. Furthermore, copyright-free screenshots of the guest’s appearance on the show are often used to accompany made up clickbait “news” stories, along with their own moderated-to-an-agenda comment sections and social media share buttons to facilitate their clickbait going viral. These clickbait articles will then surface whenever that guest’s name is searched.

Obviously there are plenty of people who don’t mind being set up for public humiliation and will do anything be on TV, including handing over control of their image and reputation to the downmarket media. But as part of my anti-ageing and healthy life plan, I avoid unnecessary stress, negativity and toxic situations whenever possible.

When the truth and people’s lives are manipulated for ratings, it’s harmful to the mental health of the participants and viewers alike. Many of these shows are directly responsible for their viewers ending up botched due to their wilful misinformation, and they take zero responsibility for that.

Q. Have you always gone to the same doctorS?

A. No, that wouldn’t even be possible considering I started over 35 years ago. I’ve been to many, many doctors over the years, regularly replacing them when they retired, situations changed or talented new doctors qualified and moved up through the ranks. I’m always amazed when some long-retired surgeon tells me they were contacted by a patient who’d heard, often mistakenly, that I went to him or recommended him way back in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, etc.

Additionally, I choose different doctors for different procedures, for my clients and myself, depending on their area of expertise.

The key is to go to the best doctor for each procedure at any given time. While past practitioners were absolutely the right choices at the time, the situation is constantly evolving. Plus the number of doctors specialising in aesthetics isn’t so limited as was in the past. It’s now an incredibly crowded market, which has created a vast amount of choice with a correspondingly vast amount of confusion for prospective patients.

Please note: My recommendations are up-to-the-minute and clients are referred to my current A-Team.  All referrals must be re-confirmed if clients wish to proceed with treatment more than 6 months after our consultation. (There is no extra charge within 12 months after your consultation.) Just like your phone apps and computer operating systems, my specialised information is subject to critical updates!  

Q. Why are natural looking results so important?

A. The natural look has been scientifically proven to be by far the most attractive to observers. Genuinely age-defying, beautifully authentic results are the Holy Grail of results and require exceptional skills to produce.

Every millimetre matters. Whereas heavy-handed, obvious-looking plastic surgery is far less challenging for the doctor. (As is overly conservative surgery.)

Talented surgeons produce beautiful results that enhance individual character and personality. Patients with overdone or unnatural results often end up with a similar generic appearance.

The “operated-on”look is outdated, being reminiscent of an era before sophisticated techniques were available. For example, my mature clients don’t end up merely looking like an old person who’s had a facelift – instead they appear convincingly much younger than their years. Looking “plastic” goes against the very  premise of anti-ageing; youth by definition calls for a fresh and natural appearance.

In addition, unnatural or asymmetrical surgical results will age badly, appearing increasingly odd as years go by. We’ve all seen well-known cases of this in the media. Previously overdone patients seeking “make-under” surgery is a growing trend. Only natural-looking results will stand the test of time.

Most concerning however, is that fake looking surgery can be a sign of risky practice where more advanced medical competence is lacking generally.

Many of my clients are in the public eye, top executives or otherwise in positions of responsibility & respect who keep their procedures a closely guarded secret. Having credibility and being taken seriously is an important part of their personal and professional identity. They also wish to look naturally young and attractive, so their worst nightmare would be ending up with a wind-tunnel face, fish lips, over-filled pillow face, expressionless eyes, denture-like veneers, gigantic silicone breasts, over-inflated buttocks, crudely tattooed eyebrows or any other unrealistic result that instantly lowers the bearer’s credibility and perceived I.Q. From an anthropological viewpoint, intelligence, attraction and natural selection are intrinsically linked with success.

Lastly, with the pandemic-driven increase of video communication and conferencing, obvious surgery is very noticeable on webcam, whereas natural results are not. And whether your face appears on the silver screen or the computer screen, the camera loves facial symmetry and classic proportion.

Below: The rose on the left is obviously fake. But you can’t tell if the one on the right is real or not. This illustrates the difference between inferior cosmetic surgery results and the absolute best. (FYI they are both fake!)


Truly excellent results always replicate natural beauty.

Q. There’s so much information on the internet, why not just find a doctor online?

A. 1) Because most botched or otherwise dissatisfied patients who come to me for help found their doctors using the internet, and 2) Some of the best doctors are not prominent on the internet or all over social media. Nor do they aspire to be celebrities or media stars.

For those with serious medical conditions, there are wonderful online support groups and helpful resources for all kinds of illnesses, diseases and non-elective surgery. These groups are generally not infiltrated by fake patients and false reviews to boost a particular practice’s profit margin.

You can learn an immense amount by researching innumerable subjects online. And using the internet to comparison shop for things like household items saves a time and money. However you cannot “do your research” in this field in the same way. When it comes to the lucrative business of aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, the internet is an ever-expanding pool of clickbait, hidden advertising, hearsay and self-promotion where followers, before & after pictures and positive reviews can be bought and sold.

Search results are biased according to your location, browsing history, sponsored content and the SEO of any given site. (To see this in action, try doing identical searches from another computer, search engine or location and compare the vastly differing results.) The sheer amount of grossly incorrect information mixed in with the facts only serves to confuse and mislead, fuelling an alarmingly sharp increase in botched patients who made life-changing choices based on internet search results.

Once something is online it’s in the public domain forever, regardless of whether it’s true or not. It can then be quoted repeatedly or copied & pasted again and again. So you will unknowingly encounter plenty of false and outdated information.

The internet enables access to an infinite amount of information, misinformation and disinformation. And then there are the omissions; for example I’ve seen warnings to patients about certain problematic procedures that have disappeared from web sites, no doubt due to pressure from those who profit from them.

Not everything you need to know can be found online, especially in aesthetics. Otherwise the fastest growing branch of cosmetic surgery would not be the overwhelming and ever-increasing demand for revision of unsatisfactory results.

Q.  What about cosmetic surgery advice Sites and forums? 

A. See previous question. It’s well known they’re rife with planted reviews, fake case histories, outdated (over 6 months old) posts, photoshopped pictures, paid-for ratings and conflicting medical opinions. Like Wikipedia, these sites depend on anonymous contributors with unknown agendas to supply the bulk of their content. What could possibly go wrong?!

High-traffic web sites are costly to staff, host and maintain. They have to generate income in order to stay online. Always look into how “free” information sites are funded and exactly who benefits financially. As with social media, whenever a product is free, you are the product. 

You can read posts on cosmetic surgery forums that are funded by doctors who pay to be promoted, along with other forms of advertising, where anonymous people people who may or may not be real patients advise each other based on one or two isolated experiences that may or may not be genuine. It’s really “a farcical case of the blind leading the blind,” as one eminent surgeon put it. “Site users are given the illusion of choice, but the pool is limited to the doctors listed and promoted there. A great many highly talented doctors cannot be found there, as they need no promotion and do not participate.”

Even with my vast network and global reach, I don’t know of any patients who actually post on these sites, do you? Certainly none of my clients want their private case histories or photos online, knowing that their IP address can always be identified. It doesn’t seem to be something your typical cosmetic surgery patient does. I’ve been meeting and learning from real patients whose names and case histories are genuine and verifiable for over 35 years. You won’t find that kind of credible information anywhere online.

Q. Does anyone else do what you do?

A. No, no one else in the world. I inadvertently pioneered the occupation of cosmetic surgery consultant in 1987 after prospective patients started contacting me for advice after seeing me in the press. There was no such job title before then, there were only surgeons and clinic staff working for their own individual practices.

Beware of imitations. Pages from my web site have been copied and pasted in the past by unscrupulous individuals attempting to set themselves up in copycat businesses. (And anyone not familiar with my career going back to 1987 may have even assumed that I was the copycat if they compared the copied web pages, which is really annoying!) I get to know all about how these copycats work because their unhappy clients often eventually end up as my clients. The most common complaint is that their information proved to be completely wrong.

This job requires an incredible amount of time, ongoing financial investment, dedication and concern for the welfare of others above and beyond the ability to simply copy and paste. After 35 years’ hard-won personal and professional experience (from both sides of the scalpel) with thousands of clients guided safely through to their stunning results, there is still no one else doing even remotely comparable work.

If you happen to see my intellectual property copied from this site, please let me know using the Contact Form.

Q. How do you feel about online critics and trolls?

A. They go with the territory so I just ignore them. (Empty vessels make the most noise!) Look at it from my point of view: 1) I was criticised for my looks before surgery. If you take away the stick you are being hit with, there are certain people who will just pick up another stick and keep on hitting. 2) The very same critics and trolls also fawn over celebrity clients of mine who, unbeknownst to them, have had undetectable work secretly done. They aren’t privy to the private lives their idols, whereas I often am. 3) Consumers of popular culture in any form are also unknowingly consuming – and ultimately funding – cosmetic interventions because everybody is having work done. Even the ones you least suspect, but they will never admit it. But I do admit it, which is exactly why I get criticised and trolled! 4) Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however that opinion should be based on facts, not fake news and clickbait articles made up to misinform and provoke a reaction. People want reliable information about aesthetics but for some reason the truth is often intentionally hidden from the public, as it is about so many things these days.

Q. CAN YOU NAME ANY OF YOUR CELEBRITY CLIENTS?

A. Sorry, no. Everyone’s secrets are safe with me. Each client’s privacy is equally respected whether or not they are famous.

Most celebrities do not admit to surgery purely because certain media outlets and keyboard warriors will always find a way to use it against them. That is why celebrities normally keep quiet about what they have had done.

However I can share something else that is interesting. Since my high profile clients often retain my services to help them through their surgical process from beginning to end, including assisting with travel arrangements and hospital admissions, I work with their passport details and medical forms. And it’s not unusual for these to reveal that they are on average 3 to 6 years older than they claim, having used a younger age when they first began their careers. This may go some way to explaining the enormous celebrity client interest in my Extreme Anti-Ageing treatment plans. They wish to look even younger than they claim to be, which is older than they actually are!

Q. Why aren’t there any before and after photos of your clients on your site?

A. See 1st paragraph of the above answer. I’m fanatical about client confidentiality.

Another reason is that my clients achieve unusually beautiful results. Their incredible transformation photos would be widely stolen, copied and used out of context elsewhere around the internet, just as mine have been. They too would be exploited for clickbait and misleadingly posted online by self-promoting clinics and doctors we’ve never heard of.

My own current before and after pictures remain the best examples of what can be achieved, and I only share them here on my web site.

Q. Is cosmetic surgery painful?

A. Not when properly performed. Although there may be moments of discomfort and inconvenience, if it were truly painful and difficult to manage, then so many millions of people around the world wouldn’t have it – and that includes me. Nobody likes pain!

Q. How much has being a member of Mensa helped  with your choices of surgery and doctors?

A. That’s hard to say. Over the years I’ve met many highly intelligent, extremely capable people who made terrible errors in judgement with their health, looks and money after trusting the wrong sources. However there is no substitute for being an insider with access to genuine factual data, observing thousands of case histories firsthand and and having direct access to the world’s top medical professionals with whom to cross-check.

In addition, my lifelong habits of using common sense, exercising extreme caution, fact-checking and making choices based on verified information have all been essential. Not forgetting my art and photography training, which enables me to view the human form in an analytical manner that most others don’t see – an ability that top doctors also possess. The combination of all of the above, along with knowing the full selection of available procedures and works and what doesn’t, gives as much a guarantee of success as it’s possible to have.

Q. How do you spend a typical work week?

A. Most days I speak to top doctors about various matters. Sometimes I observe procedures in the operating theatre. I may see a new client or two and spend time following up ongoing clients. When a client has booked me to accompany them throughout their treatment, I block out the requested time and am solely dedicated to their care. Some weeks I travel to medical conferences, where I’m often a guest speaker. I never stop learning and am a voracious reader of the latest medical publications and peer-reviewed papers on cosmetic surgery, anti-ageing and aesthetics. All these activities, plus regularly visiting eminent doctors around the world, have enabled me to stay at the forefront of my chosen combined specialties. Then there’s the day-to-day paperwork, accounts and admin. So I’m pretty busy!

And since human cloning isn’t yet possible, I’m still only one person so the number of new clients I can take on is necessarily limited. Please bear this in mind if you’re considering booking a consultation with me.


Observing in the operating theatre

Q. If you weren’t doing what you do, which career would you have chosen instead?

A. Photography is what I originally trained for, so I would have pursued it full time. I had my first published picture at age 16, and my images are still being published today. Since qualifying as a professional photographer in the 1970s, I’ve never stopped taking pictures, including all my before, during & after shots. I manage a vast photographic library of my own copyright images and films. Photography continues to play a crucial role in my career.

Q. NOW that you’re IN YOUR 60S, Do you have any plans to retire?

A. No. I enjoy my work and there are always new things to learn, which helps keep me young.

I also depend on my research for my own health, anti-ageing and aesthetic program, so I would lose out if I retired. In my sixties and beyond, it’s more important than ever to continue having access to exclusive ever-changing inside information that is unavailable elsewhere.

The cumulative up-to-the-minute knowledge I continue to gain from my ongoing research from exclusive sources such as conversations with top doctors, medical conferences, surgeons’ private webinars, and – most importantly – clients’ genuine case histories (I learn something from every single client) grows in leaps and bounds every year. No one else on the planet connects the dots across these specialities – or puts them into practice every single day both personally and professionally.

It’s impossible to obtain factual information or learn how to get the very best results without being an insider. There’s an ever-expanding torrent of misinformation about aesthetics and anti-ageing to correct, so I have a job for life.

Q. Who’s your favourite fashion designer?

A. Fashion doesn’t interest me. It changes constantly, like the shifting sands. However “style” is timeless. I view fashion obsession as a way to keep people busy and financially disempowered. Whereas beauty is power and health is wealth. With self-confidence you wear everything better. And with good health you can do so for longer.

I like denim for its timeless versatility and ease in packing. Not being a fashion slave frees up loads of time and money for other pursuits. The casual look is also way more youthful.

Cindy Jackson Cosmetic Surgery Anti-ageing Expert

2022: Denim & kittens never go out of style.

Q. What is your luxury indulgence?

A. I love to travel, so have been blessed that my career has taken me all the way around the world and back several times. Material possessions mean little to me. We all come into life with nothing and leave it with nothing. Time and freedom are the real luxuries in life and I don’t take either one for granted.

Q.  Why aren’t you on social media and where did your cosmetic surgery blog go?

A. Everything is here on my web site so there’s nothing to post on social media. Nor do I feel the need to put my private life on the internet or seek attention or validation from unknown persons in cyberspace. And I’m certainly not influenced by “influencers!”

I started in 1987 and have been in demand from day one, so my career is well-established. There’s never been any need to market or advertise my consultancy. I don’t do paid endorsements or collaborations nor am I in show business or retail, so spending precious time trying to attract a multitude of anonymous “likes” and followers makes no sense in my case. Every time you “like” something on social media, or click on the bait, it’s noted and used to profile you for targeted advertising. Social media is intentionally designed to be highly addictive to the human brain – and mainly exists for monetised advertising and exploitation of your personal data. (I use the internet, I don’t let it use me.) A lot of eminent medical professionals, academics and others at the very top of their game aren’t on social media either.

2022: Always the revolutionary – I’m not on social media.

You never know who’s watching. No one should reveal their date of birth online. It’s very useful for identity thieves. The same goes for posting photos of their homes and valuables, while constantly updating their exact whereabouts on social media – an absolute godsend for burglars, as many have learned to their cost.

I am also careful about where my pictures appear in social media after the press started stealing my copyright photos to use in outlandish fake news stories. Although they are usually prominently watermarked, that does not always stop them. One desperate clickbait publication just cropped the watermark out and used what little was left of the midsection of my face for their fake news! More about my experiences with pesky clickbait here.

As for my blog, I took it down after seeing it copied and pasted elsewhere by others dishonestly taking credit for my research and putting their own names to my words, even in translating it into different languages, accompanied by my copyright photos. Several opportunist YouTubers even voiced over their YouTube videos by reading my blog posts aloud, claiming it as their original content. (Apparently common practice among certain vloggers.) But that’s the internet!

Everything you put online is up for grabs. It will be copied, stolen or re-posted out of context if someone somewhere believes it will bring them more clicks or advertising revenue. Posting your life’s work or hard-earned intellectual property online means it no longer belongs to you. Copyright and IP laws are often ignored outright, particularly in countries where web site owners cannot be reached or held accountable. That’s why increasingly people with anything of value to contribute no longer bother, or else put their intellectual property behind paywalls.

Today we have a choice of two worlds: There is the online world with its fake news, fake friends and fake images. Or there is the real world with real facts, real living beings and real experiences. I choose the real world. Instead of the current unhealthy trend of constantly gazing into a computer screen or scrolling for hours on end, my downtime is spent enjoying good times with people, animals and nature in the great outdoors. Pursuits that nourish body, mind and spirit also play an essential role in health, beauty and anti-ageing.

Hiking in the Austrian Alps. No internet connection – bliss!

That’s the end of the Q & A.
I hope you found it enlightening.

Pictured in 2022. Life begins at 60.
(I did not have a BBL; I work out instead!)

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Each one hour in-depth consultation includes assessment of your particular needs to create an individual treatment plan for up to two surgical operations plus any nonsurgical treatments of interest, and follow-up afterwards. Further consultations must be booked for subsequent procedures. More information here.

As this is a very quickly-evolving field, all recommendations are valid for 6 months only and may be re-confirmed with me via email. After 12 months, if more procedures are desired a new consultation is required. All consultations are with me personally. You are assured of absolute confidentiality at all times.

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