Top 3 cosmetic surgery procedures for men

Men are seeking cosmetic surgery procedures designed to enhance, correct or rejuvenate the face and body in greater numbers. BAAPS, one of the UK's leading plastic surgery organisations, recently released their cosmetic surgery figures and they witnessed a 16% rise in men having cosmetic surgery ops in 2013 over the preceding year.

Cambridge cosmetic surgery Mr Tariq Ahmad is a member of BAAPS as well as the other leading plastic surgery organisations – this can be a good indication to their level of skill and expertise.

# 1 Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping surgery is the world's oldest recording plastic surgery procedure and it is very popular with both men and women seeking to correct or enhance this facial feature. However, the demands of male and female patient are very different and it is crucial to choose a plastic surgeon who has many years' experience in treating both men and women to ensure you're happy with the results.

Mr Tariq Ahmad offers rhinoplasty to his Cambridge male cosmetic surgery patients and is very skilled at producing a masculine nose that will sit perfectly with their other facial features.

# 2 Blepharoplasty

Eyelid lifts or eyelid reshaping surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that produces a transforming impact on the patient. Tired, drooping eyelids or puffy bags underneath the eye can make you look tired and older before your time, so Mr Tariq Ahmad has seen many Cambridge male cosmetic surgery patients demanding this procedure.

# 3 Gynaecomastia

Male breast reduction is a cosmetic surgery procedure on the rise. The pressure to have a 'perfect' body, coupled with a general rise in obesity levels, have meant more and more men are demanding this procedure to improve the male chest area.

From the figures released by BAAPS earlier this year, the rest of the top ten cosmetic surgery procedure for men are, as follows, liposuction, ear correction, face and/or neck lift, fat transfer, brow lifts, abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. Mr Tariq Ahmad offers all these procedures to his Cambridge cosmetic surgery patients.


Cosmetic Surgery Recovery: 5 Steps

Cambridge cosmetic surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad often gets asked by his patients on how to optimise their cosmetic surgery recovery. Here he outlines some simple steps for both before and after the big op which can help aid your recovery.

Cosmetic Surgery Step One: Plan Your Healing in Advance

Prior to having surgery, get yourself in the best shape possible, by following a sensible eating programme, exercising and improving your cardiovascular capabilities and resting when necessary. This will all ensure you are in the best physical and mental condition possible to cope with the rigours of surgery.

Mr Tariq Ahmad also gives his Cambridge cosmetic surgery patients comprehensive guidelines on what medications to avoid before a surgical procedure. Aspirins or anti-inflammatory medicines can affect the healing process.

Cosmetic Surgery Step Two: Quit Smoking

The most important thing you can do to aid your cosmetic surgery recovery post-procedure is to give up the cigarettes pre-procedure.

Cosmetic Surgery Step Three: Protect Your Wound

Keep the area which has been operated on out of direct sunlight as that can affect wound healing. Mr Tariq Ahmad also advises his Cambridge cosmetic surgery patients to wear a high factor sunscreen – the sun is incredibly damaging of the skin so you don't want to ruin all your good work.

Cosmetic Surgery Step Four: Care for the Mind and Body

Depression can be an issue after cosmetic surgery and there are many reasons for that. This can include the natural comedown that occurs after the build up of anticipation and stress that occurs in advance of surgery.

The anaesthetic and medications coupled with the physical impact of surgery can all translate into mental stress.

The best advice Mr Tariq Ahmad gives his Cambridge cosmetic surgery patients is to expect this downtime and prepare to take care of yourself both mentally and physically after surgery for a lengthy period of time.

Cosmetic Surgery Step Five: Ask for Help

The best way to prepare for the aftermath of any cosmetic surgery procedure is to ask friends and family to help look after you. Don't be afraid to ask for help.


What happens during a cosmetic surgery consultation?

When you have decided to have a cosmetic surgery procedure the first step is to investigate potential plastic surgeons. Recommendations from friends, family or even your local GP can be a valuable source of information.

The internet is also a valid alternative and most plastic surgeons in your local area will have a website or will appear listed on more general websites. Independent plastic surgery organisations can be a really helpful way of investigating your plastic surgeon as they will ensure that they have the necessary qualifications. They also usually perform safety audits of their members so you have a certain level of guarantee.

A plastic surgeon of the experience and calibre of Cambridge-based cosmetic surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad is a member of both BAAPS and BAPRAS, the leading independent plastic surgery organisations in the UK.

Once you've decided on a surgeon shortlist then it is crucial to have a consultation. Your relationship with your cosmetic surgeon should be based on trust and good communications and you can only establish this during your consultation. Beware any clinic or organisation that tries to fob you off with a patient co-ordinator – basically a sales person – instead of the surgeon who will actually be carrying out the eventual procedure.

What is a Cambridge cosmetic surgery consultation like?

Your consultation with Mr Tariq Ahmad at any of the top Cambridge private hospitals he operates at will always be a period of calm – you will never be hurried or pressured into making a decision and if cosmetic surgery is not right for you at that time then Mr Tariq Ahmad will always explain why this is so.

During the consultation Mr Tariq Ahmad will take a full medical history and examine you physically in relation to the issue with which you have presented at his Cambridge cosmetic surgery practice.

This is also the chance to discuss the proposed procedure in depth in relation to what you hope to achieve and expect. Mr Tariq Ahmad also ensures that you are well aware of all the potential complications as well and he's happy to see patients for a repeat consultation if necessary.


What questions should I ask during a cosmetic surgery consultation?

Your cosmetic surgery consultation is an incredibly important part of the whole process and your satisfaction with the results depends to some extent on how successful the consultation is. The cosmetic surgery consultation is your opportunity to ask the right questions.

# 1: What experience do you have in this particular procedure?

Patients who present to the Cambridge cosmetic surgery clinic of Mr Tariq Ahmad often have done research in advance of the consultation so have a clear idea of what procedure they will likely need. It is a good idea to keep an open mind though as Mr Tariq Ahmad may, on the basis of your discussion and physical assessment, advise you that you need a different procedure or maybe a combination of different ops to get the best result.

A cosmetic surgeon is able to operate on all areas of the face and body so it is really important – once the correct procedure has been identified – to ask how much experience they have in that particular procedure.

# 2: What are the risks of that particular cosmetic surgery procedure?

Any cosmetic surgery procedure that involves a general anaesthetic will entail some risk due to the fact that incisions will be made that can result in infections and other complications and risk associated with the anaesthetic itself.

However, each cosmetic surgery procedure entails risks particular to the procedure itself, depending on the feature of the face or body that is being operated on. Mr Tariq Ahmad always ensures that his Cambridge cosmetic surgery patients are well aware of all potential risks and complications of a cosmetic surgery procedure as well as the benefits before they make the decision to go ahead.

# 3: Where will my cosmetic surgery procedure be performed?

Your cosmetic surgeon is the most important factor in your procedure, but it is also good to check out where the cosmetic surgery procedure will be performed and, therefore, the calibre of care you will be given, both during the procedure and after. Mr Tariq Ahmad only operates at the top private hospitals in the Cambridge area, so you can be assured that your cosmetic surgery care will be of a high quality.