Q & A

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YOUR  QUESTIONS  – my answers

Q. How old are you?

A. You mean how YOUNG! I’m in my early 60s. However, according to my telomere analysis and advanced diagnostics, the biological age of my body and brain is that of someone in their 30s. Along with the aesthetic procedures I’ve had, I’m often mistaken for a 30-something. (I was still being asked to show ID to buy alcohol throughout my 50s.) Sixty is the new thirty! Or at least it CAN be. We have the technology,

Cindy Jackson

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, which is different from the younger biological age I’ve created for myself. Further armed with my complete DNA profile, I can monitor known inherited genetic variants that may or may not manifest. Such advantages didn’t exist back in the days when the saying “growing old gracefully” was first coined.

 

Q. Is cosmetic surgery painful?

A. It shouldn’t be when properly performed. While there may be moments of discomfort and inconvenience, if it were truly painful and difficult to manage then hundreds of millions of people around the world wouldn’t have it. (And that includes me!)  When surgery is not an option for whatever reason, there are nonsurgical alternatives, although they can’t produce the the same degree of dramatic changes.

 

Q. How much surgery have you actually had and how much money did you spend? Reports vary quite a lot.

A. I’ve had fourteen (14) surgical operations since 1987. Some sensationalist media like to claim it was different,  ridiculously inflated number, sometimes going into the hundreds! However all claims of more than 14 operations (plus numerous non-surgical treatments) are, like so many things in the media, cynically invented to get attention or gain web hits for the source.

Nor did I spend anywhere near the preposterous amounts of money claimed in some quarters, more like the cost of a new mid-range car. It’s not necessary to have dozens of operations or spend fortunes to achieve vast improvements. And as Warren Buffet said, “Investing in yourself pays dividends in ways that no property or stocks & shares can.”  I witness that on a daily basis.

 

Q. Have you always gone to the same doctors?

A.  No, that’s not even possible considering I started over 30 years ago. I’ve been to many doctors over the years, regularly moving on as they retired, situations changed or a news options became available. I’m always amazed when random long-retired surgeons call to tell me someone contacted them for surgery because they’d heard that I went to him in the 80s, 90s, 00s, etc. My medical recommendations are up-to-the-minute and clients are referred to my current “A-Team” responsible for the way I look today. I always inform my clients that all referrals are subject to change and must be re-confirmed with me every 6 months.

One of the keys to my success has been unswerving loyalty to my plan, never to any particular doctor. A lot of patients make the mistake of finding one doctor they like then going to him/her for everything, forever. Whereas I’ve always cherry picked the best of the best at any given time for each procedure, changing doctors accordingly.

 

Q . Why are natural looking results so important?

A.  I never accept anything less. The natural look is proven to be most attractive to observers. Genuinely age-defying, authentically attractive results are the “Holy Grail” of results and require exceptional skills to produce. Whereas obvious-looking plastic surgery is far less challenging for the doctor. The “operated-on” look is outdated, being reminiscent of an era before sophisticated techniques were available. Obvious surgery also ages badly, appearing increasingly odd over time. Worst of all, it can be a sign of risky practice where more advanced medical competence is lacking generally.

Faking it authentically: Truly excellent results always replicate natural beauty.

 


Above: The rose on the left is obviously fake. But you can’t tell if the one on the right is real or not. This is, in a nutshell, the difference between inferior cosmetic surgery results and the absolute best.

 

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

A. Because most clients who come to me for help after being botched found their doctors on the internet.

 

Q. What about cosmetic surgery forums?

A . See previous question. Although forums can be entertaining and at times informative, it’s well known that they’re also rife with fake reviews, photoshopped pictures, paid promotions and conflicting doctors’ opinions. Even with my vast network and global reach, I don’t know of any patients who actually post on forums, do you? It doesn’t seem to be something in which your typical cosmetic surgery patient has any interest.

 

Q. Does anyone else do what you do?

A. No, no one else in the world. If you happen to see my intellectual property copied from this site and used elsewhere, please let me know using the Contact Form. It wouldn’t be the first time! Pages from my previous web site have been copied word for word by various unscrupulous individuals attempting to set themselves up in a copycat business, all whom inevitably failed. This job requires an incredible amount of time, dedication and concern for the welfare of others, not merely being able to copy and paste.

Q. Why London and Geneva?

A. My enduring trademark style for myself and my clients has always been timeless European elegance – never appearing obvious, overdone or outdated. London and Geneva are where I and my “A-Team” are located, therefore the only places you can get those results. I only recommend doctors that I would entrust my own life and looks to. My clients travel from all over the world for treatment and always enjoy their time in these two magnificent cities.

 

Q. When people come to you for after bad surgery, what are their most common regrets?

A. Demand for do-over procedures grows in leaps and bounds every year. Most common regrets are –

  • Unsatisfactory nose job
  • Too little or no change after surgery
  • Looking strange or worse instead of better
  • Having paid way more than the going rate
  • Bad scarring from inferior surgery
  • Unrealistic veneers / over-drilled (destroyed) teeth
  • Permanent filler injections
  • Not consulting with me first (most common of all)

Another very common regret is getting only average results – when the procedure has been performed correctly but the result is ultimately not as beautiful as it could have been. By definition, this is actually how the bulk of results turn out on the surgical spectrum. A lot of disappointed patients who turn to me in desperation end up paying twice and having their surgery all over again to finally get the more rarified truly excellent results they wanted the first time. Top end of the spectrum results never just happen by chance.

Q. How important has being a member of Mensa been to your choices of surgery and doctors?

A. That’s hard to say. Over the years I’ve heard from so many highly intelligent, very capable people who made terrible errors in judgement with their health and looks by falling for hype and aggressive marketing. I think the combination of being an insider, doing this job full time for over 30 years and having an extensive network of top medical professionals to cross-check with has been more important.

 

Q. Do you know how most people who get botched chose their doctor?

A. Yes, it’s a question I alway ask and have extensive data on the subject. Here are some of the top reasons.

  • GOOGLE. Search results are based on keywords, SEO rankings and your location, not medical excellence.
  • MORE SHOWBIZ THAN MEDICAL WEB SITE. If the doctor is more about media exposure than patient care, beware.
  • BEST SURGEONS GUIDES are compiled by tabloid newspapers or fashion magazines. Listings can be bought by PR agents.
  • LOCATION. A famous address  (Harley St, Park Ave, Beverly Hills, etc.) does not guarantee safety, efficacy or excellence.
  • ONLINE FORUMS. Run by non-medical business interests, they can have fake reviews, photoshopped pictures, paid promotions and inaccurate information.
  • THE DOCTOR WAS ON TV OR IN THE MEDIA. Fame or TV appearances are no indicators of excellence. Instead they can even be a red flag.
  • SAME DOCTOR WHO DID PATIENT’S LIPOSUCTION WAS CHOSEN FOR NOSE JOB (Example operations) While a surgeon my be good at some procedures, no single doctor excels at them all.
  • THE DOCTOR HAD A GOOD REPUTATION 20 YEARS AGO. It’s a full time job to keep track of who the best doctors currently are.

Q. How do you spend a typical work week?

A. Whether in the UK or Switzerland, most days I speak to top doctors about different matters. Sometimes I observe procedures in the operating theatre. I’ll see a new client or two and spend time following up ongoing clients. If I have clients in for surgery, I visit them in the hospital or their hotel/recovery facility.  Some weeks I’m away attending or speaking at medical conferences or travelling to meet with new professional contacts. Then there’s the day to day paperwork, accounts and admin, which I do myself. It’s a full week!

 


Observing surgery in the operating theatre.

Q. Do you have any plans to retire?

A. Never! I have so much passion for what I do and there’s always something new to learn. Remember I use my research on a daily basis for my own health, anti-aging and beauty program too. If I retired not only would my clients lose out on such invaluable information, so would I! No one else on the planet connects the dots across these specialities – or puts them into practice every single day both personally and professionally.

The cumulative up-to-the-minute knowledge I continue to gain from resources such as medical conferences, daily conversations with top doctors and clients (I learn something from every single client) grows in leaps and bounds every year. I intend to benefit from it and offer it to my clients for the rest of my life – which I plan to be long, healthy and of course age-defying!

Q. Who is your favourite fashion designer?

A. Fashion doesn’t really interest me. It changes constantly, like the shifting sands. (However “style” is timeless.) I view fashion obsession as yet another way to keep people busy and financially disempowered. Whereas beauty is power, and health is wealth. With the right face and body you will look good in anything. And with good health you will do so for longer. (The opposite also applies!)

Most of the time I engage the Steve Jobs “12 identical-shirts-and-jeans” style, adding a colourful scarf or accessory bought on one of my travels. Not being a fashion slave frees up loads of time and money for more important pursuits. Casual is also youthful.

 

Q. What is your luxury indulgence?

A. Travel is one of my passions, which I get to indulge in regularly through my work. I’m blessed to have been all the way around the world and back. Material possessions mean little to me. Time and freedom are the real luxuries in life and I don’t take either one for granted.

 

Q. YOU DON’T HAVE MUCH PRESENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WHY IS THAT?

A. I’m busy with real life. Work takes a lot of my time and concentration and I keep my private life off social media. (Nor will you ever catch me posting duck face selfies or showing my backside on Instagram!)  Coincidentally it’s the same with most medical professionals and academics at the top of their game. They have little interest or need for social media.

My downtime is spent in the great outdoors enjoying nature – far healthier than the current trend of always being preoccupied with a phone or sitting in front of a computer screen.


Exploring the Swiss Alps. No internet connection – bliss!

 

 

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