The consultation is an invaluable stage of your cosmetic surgery. Not only is it vital in assessing your suitability for a procedure, but it gives you the opportunity to find out more and to judge your confidence in a clinic and its surgeon. At Mr Tariq Ahmad’s Cambridge cosmetic surgery consultations, patients are encouraged to ask many questions. Here are five that should be near the top of your list.

1. What is your experience of this procedure?

In the right hands, cosmetic surgery can produce beautiful and natural looking results. Ask about your surgeon’s credentials and if they are a member of a prestigious professional body such as BAAPS or BAPRAS. Request to see before and after photos of previous patients so that you can make your own judgment.

2. What can go wrong?

Understanding the potential risks and complications is essential to making an informed decision. All surgery, however minor, carries an element of risk but your surgeon can explain how it is managed and minimised.

3. Am I good candidate?

A reputable surgeon assesses patients on an individual basis, ensuring their health is good and making a judgement on whether their objectives can indeed be met through surgery.

4. Is there anything I can do to achieve the optimal results?

Having cosmetic surgery requires a physical, emotional and financial commitment so you will want to do what you can to get the best possible outcome. Tips for preparation and recovery may help you do this.

5. What if I don’t like the results?

Before embarking, ask your surgeon about their revisions policy. However, as Mr Tariq Ahmad explains at his Cambridge cosmetic surgery clinic, those patients who have been realistic in their expectations are much more satisfied with the results. To this end, Mr Ahmad will always discuss both the limitations of surgery and an individual’s objectives during the consultation.