Inside the incredible Cheshire home of cosmetic surgeon Jonquille Chantrey

Take a glimpse inside the incredible Cheshire home of cosmetic surgeon Jonquille Chantrey.

The Alderley Edge-based aesthetics doctor has lifted the lid on her life and career, as well as her own health and beauty regime.

The cosmetic surgeon invited Manchester Evening News into her Cheshire home as she discussed her morning and evening routine.

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It sounds rigorous but Jonquille says it only takes her 10 minutes.

“In terms of the outside, skin is always crucial. I look at antioxidants, I always use a vitamin C in the mornijng. I use salicylic acid to reduce my oil glands. I use different types of acids to wash the face, different toners and solutions and vitamin C, and a retinol and a sun screen,” she explained.

“Maximum it takes me 10 minutes.

“Wash the face, exfoliate, dry it, a solution on, then an antioxidant, then a sunscreen and then at night wash it, make sure all the makeup’s off and then the same.

“People get overwhelmed when I tell them my protocol but actually within two to three weeks my skin feels better and looks better.

“Everybody wants smoother, brighter skin. The top trend through time is good skin.”

She practises mindfulness, meditation and yoga
She practises mindfulness, meditation and yoga
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For her inner health Jonquille practises mindfulness, meditation and yoga and takes supplements.

One of the world’s leading experts in fillers and botox, who has travelled the globe speaking at international seminars, Jonquille’s clinic, One Aesthetic Studio, is based in Alderley Edge.

There, she also hosts yoga and wellbeing sessions to help patients achieve wellness on the inside as well as working on their outer body.

Jonquille, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, studied at Manchester High School for Girls on a scholarship before going on to study medicine and surgery at Nottingham Medical School.

She worked at Booth Hall Hospital in Blackley specialising in children’s intensive care and burns before specialising in burns and plastic surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital.

She specialised as a burns doctor before moving into aesthetics
She specialised as a burns doctor before moving into aesthetics
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In 2004 she was headhunted to work in aesthetics – when it was a new field- and in 2010 she launched her practice, ONE Aesthetic Studio

Jonquille, who has lectured in six continents, has treated patients over the years throughout their new careers, marriages, children, grandchildren and businesses.

She has noticed that more people are now wanting to achieve a more ‘normal’ look – following the ‘Instagram Face’ phenomenon driven by millennials on social media.

She explained about her work: “The types of patients that come to me they tend to be very discerning, very considered, most of them don’t want to be on social media or have their photos anywhere so they’re very under the radar anyway.

The doctor has lifted the lid on her work
The doctor has lifted the lid on her work
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“But what I would say is that certainly I’ve always inherited a lot of patients that have wanted a lot of corrections doing and now more than ever.

“Most people are wanting, not just to look more natural but more normal. It’s drifted so far from what’s normal.

“In 2019 I launched a new product to define the jawline, one of the new Juvederms, and I’d been working on it since 2012 from the lab all the way through to the launch.

“I launched it live in Monaco in 2019 and did an incredible case which then won an award and then everybody started to do jawline.

Jonquille in her home study
Jonquille in her home study
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“But the thing is a lot of women don’t necessarily need it. It’s there to give structure and it’s there to give support, not to overly masculinise or to give someone a bigger chin than they already have.

“I think people just wanted to look normal again.”

She added: “I think it will filter through. I think still a lot of the millennials are still very much in that sort of mindset of wanting a lot done and often it can be seen as a status symbol or to keep up.

“Maybe it’s had it’s time but we’re not there yet, a lot of the millennials are still driving this ‘Instagram Face.’

Jonquille has had her clinic in Alderley Edge for 11 years
Jonquille has had her clinic in Alderley Edge for 11 years
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“We’re talking about Instagram Face where essentially it’s whole load of different sub-units of the face that aren’t naturally found in one place like a Mongolian cheek bone, a caucasian jawline, all these things that people are wanting to amalgamate into one face and people are still pushing for it.

“Let’s see what’s going to happen.

“Of course there are always influences that will make change – we saw it when Kylie Jenner first had her lips dissolved a number of years ago. Things started to change then but it’s still a long way to go.”

As well as outer beauty, Jonquille who recently launched a clinic at Selfridges in London, says focusing on the mental wellbeing of her patients is now more important than ever.

“It was so important before the pandemic but now more than ever,” she said.

“In my first degree I majored in psychiatry. I’ve always been interested in mental health mindset, understanding ourselves.

“Not everybody is the same. Not everybody wants to look more attractive, more beautiful or younger.

“Everybody has different motivations as to why they want something done. But it be so closely related to mental health in a positive way.

“People can feel that it really boosts their self esteem and self confidence and that’s why I do it. It’s to try and allow people to feel more in keeping with who they feel inside so they don’t feel as tired on the outside.

“Of course with social media everybody feels judged all the time but we’re constantly on show, even if we’re not in the spotlight, so it can really positively help.

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“However if people think that it’s going to wave a magic wand and it’s going to give them a true sense of happiness we know that no external factor or chasing any external factor will do that.

“So it’s a balance of feeling authentically like ourselves and being comfortable with who we are and our decisions, because it’s okay to want to self improve.

“A lot of people feel guilty about that or they feel judged for spending the money or people will assume that somebody is vain.

“So it’s a complex mix even in the best of times, never mind in a pandemic when people have felt isolated.

“They want to improve but then you’ve got body dysmorphia as well and we know there’s a lot of clinics unfortunately who capitalise on such things and they capitalise on self-esteem. It’s really bad.”

Born in California, Jonquille started at Manchester High when she was 11 and supports the school’s bursary scheme for underprivileged girls, after it provided the start in life she needed.

“It’s important to pay that back. To me, education is everything,” she said.

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