Choosing your plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery can be a life-enhancing, empowering decision and the majority of cosmetic surgery patients are very satisfied with the procedure. However, the most important choice you can make to ensure that you are pleased with the final cosmetic surgery results, is in your choice of plastic surgeon.

How to find out more about your plastic surgeon?

If you are thinking of undergoing plastic surgeon in the Cambridge area, then a local surgeon is often advisable. Complications and risks from plastic surgeon are relatively rare, but if they were to occur then being physically distant from your plastic surgeon could mean that the results are compromised.

Your GP can often be a good place to start when trying to find a good local plastic surgeon. However, another invaluable source of advice can be the independent plastic surgery bodies, such as BAAPS and BAPRAS. Mr Tariq Ahmad is a member of all the leading plastic surgery bodies.

Mr Tariq Ahmad is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the NHS and he also has his private practices at the top private hospitals in the Cambridge and Peterborough area. All hospitals have high standards of safety and care and the medical teams that Mr Ahmad works with are all highly skilled and qualified.

Why would your plastic surgeon refuse to perform surgery?

A plastic surgeon such as Mr Tariq Ahmad will often turn away a patient who they do not feel has realistic expectations from the procedure or are making the decision to undergo the procedure for the wrong reasons. If it is the latter, then Mr Tariq Ahmad will often send the patient away, armed with all the necessary information on the plastic surgery procedure, to really consider the implications or to wait until they are a more appropriate point in their life.

It is a case of unrealistic expectations, then Mr Tariq Ahmad would not feel it is correct to offer that procedure because his concern would be that the Cambridge patient would not be satisfied with the results, however good they were.

Is it possible to undergo multiple cosmetic surgery procedures in one operation?

For men and women who are contemplating cosmetic surgery to either improve or enhance their face or body, it's often not the case that there is just one particular facial or body feature that is a source of concern. And, if you've made the big decision to have surgery to solve the problem, you are probably keen to have all concerns addressed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

A question that Cambridge-based plastic surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad commonly gets asked during consultations is whether it is possible to combine multiple cosmetic surgery procedures in one extensive surgical operation.

Mr Tariq Ahmad is a very experienced plastic surgeon and is certainly able to perform multiple procedures and achieve the optimal results and this is something that he offers patients. However, patient selection is crucial and each patient is assessed on their individual merits to ensure that they are appropriate for this undertaking.

Possible risks and complications to multiple procedures

Any general anaesthetic brings with it some slight risk to the patient and the longer you undergo a general anaesthetic, the more increased that risk is. By combining plastic surgery procedures, you are extending the amount of time you are under a general anaesthetic so Mr Tariq Ahmad will take a full medical history and perform a physical examination to ensure that you are fit and healthy enough to undergo a general for that amount of time.

On the other hand, performing the cosmetic surgery procedures separately would mean multiple general anesthetics so many patients prefer to undergo it just once.

Benefits of undergoing more than one cosmetic surgery procedure at the same time

There are certainly cost benefits to performing multiple cosmetic surgery procedures. All Mr Tariq Ahmad's procedures are performed at the top private hospitals in the Cambridge and Peterborough area so you will certainly benefit financially by combining them in one stay.

Downtime is another consideration; many patients are keen to limit their recovery time as it would be impossible for them to take time off work for a series of procedures. However, certain procedures would not work well necessarily in combination in regards to the recovery process.

There are certain cosmetic surgery procedures that work well if performed together. Facial surgery procedures, such as a facelift, brow lift, neck lift and eyelid lift, may all be necessary to address the patient's ageing concerns and are best performed in one procedure.