preparing for breast augmentation consultation

What should I do ahead of my breast augmentation consultation?

preparing for breast augmentation consultationIn 2015, just fewer than 10,000 women had a breast augmentation in the UK. As a relatively straightforward procedure with high satisfaction rates, it is little wonder that year on year its popularity increases. If you are intending to have cosmetic surgery, you may be looking ahead to the procedure itself and then beyond that to enjoying the results. However, before you get to the day of surgery, you will have your breast augmentation consultation – an invaluable part not only of the planning of your surgery, but integral to the overall satisfaction and it is therefore worthwhile giving it some thought ahead of time.

Prepare your mind

The breast augmentation consultation has multiple purposes: to find out what you need to know, to assess your suitability for surgery, to tailor the surgery to your individual needs, and to make sure you have chosen the right surgeon for you. During your Cambridge breast augmentation consultation, Mr Tariq Ahmad will conduct a physical examination before discussing your motivations and expectations of surgery, questioning if they are realistic. Do some soul-searching in advance: what do you want to change? Are you sure you are doing this just for yourself? What do you expect to be different afterwards? He will also talk you through the procedure; if you have done your research beforehand, you will be able to absorb more information and will have had to time to think of questions you want answering, either about the surgery itself or your surgeon’s credentials and experience.

Prepare your body

If you intend to lose weight, do so before your surgery. Fluctuations in weight afterwards will compromise the aesthetic results so it’s advisable to get close to your ideal weight in time for your Cambridge breast augmentation consultation – and those who are fit and well make the speedier recovery after their surgery.


rhinoplasty questions

4 rhinoplasty questions you need answers for

rhinoplasty questionsWhether or not to have a rhinoplasty is perhaps one of the most difficult cosmetic surgery decisions to make. A patient may feel sure they want to change their nose – make it less bumpy, or less bulbous, or straighter, perhaps – but what is it going to look like on their face? How will it work with their other features? Will it look right? Candid conversations with your surgeon at your rhinoplasty consultation are therefore paramount – and it’s your opportunity to have some questions answered. Here are four to consider.

1. What is your experience of performing rhinoplasty? Nose reshaping surgery is complex owing to the intricate and delicate structures of the nose so you want to be in the safest of hands. Cambridge surgeon Tariq Ahmad specialises in rhinoplasty, cleft lip and palate surgery and trains other cosmetic surgeons in the latest techniques. As a member of BAAPS, the prestigious professional body, he is committed to keeping his skills up to the minute and observing the strictest of safety standards.

2. How will you make it look natural? It is not just surgical skill that is involved in rhinoplasty success but an artistic eye, too. For natural looking results, your surgeon must have a keen sense of how the facial structures harmonise so that any changes do not jar with their surroundings.

3. When will I see the final results? After your rhinoplasty, your new shape will continue to settle for some time. It may be 6 to 12 months before you are able to appreciate the final look.

4. Will I like it? During your Cambridge rhinoplasty consultation, Mr Ahmad will discuss your motivations for surgery – and your expectations of the outcome. Mr Ahmad will explain how surgery has its limits and emphasise that realistic expectations are important to secure a satisfied result.


reasons for a breast augmentation

I’ve always been embarrassed about my small breasts…

reasons for a breast augmentationHaving small breasts is, for many women, demoralising. Not only do they find that many styles of clothes are simply not for them, but they can feel acutely self-conscious about their slight bust. In some cases, this embarrassment negatively impacts on intimate relationships and can be a blow to self-esteem. Are breast implants the answer? When women present at Mr Tariq Ahmad’s Cambridge breast augmentation clinic, they often express a desire for the end result – beautiful and natural-looking fuller breasts – but are uncertain about whether it really is the right choice for them. Here are three pointers to help the decision-making process.

  1. Know what is involved. Without understanding the details of the procedure, the potential risks and complications, and what the recovery period entails, you will not be able to make an informed decision. Do your research, and make the most of your Cambridge breast augmentation consultation by asking many questions.
  2. Understand why you are doing it. Mr Ahmad will ask you about your motivations for surgery, and what has been the catalyst for you exploring implants at this time. Ask yourself who you are doing it for, and think again if the answer is anyone but yourself.
  3. Have realistic expectations. A breast augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure with predictable results and a high patient satisfaction rate. However, as Mr Ahmad explains to all his Cambridge patients, it is important to have realistic expectations of the procedure. While a breast augmentation can produce really very attractive results and do good things for a woman’s self-confidence, it will not set straight everything that is found wanting in her life. Patients who accept that cosmetic surgery has its limitations tend to be the happier after their surgery – and more able to enjoy the results.

right time for cosmetic surgery

When is it the right time to think about cosmetic surgery?

right time for cosmetic surgeryEach year, more people are choosing to have cosmetic surgery. In 2015, the number of procedures performed in the UK topped 50,000 for the first time. However, the fact that more people are making the decision does not make it a lighter one for the individual concerned. ‘I’ve been thinking about it for some time – why not now?’ is a sentiment often voiced at Mr Tariq Ahmad’s Cambridge cosmetic surgery clinic. Here are four questions to ask yourself if this is an avenue you are considering.

  1. Do you know what it involves? While cosmetic surgery can be, if you are in the right hands, a tremendously rewarding journey, it does require physical, emotional and financial commitment so it is important to know just what is involved in order to make an informed decision. First step: do your research.
  2. Is your life free of turmoil? Avoid having surgery at a time of stress or upheaval, during a divorce or a house move, for example. Decisions made at these times are less confident ones; furthermore, you will need all your strength to heal so do your body a favour and wait until calm is restored.
  3. Are you physically fit and ready? The surest way to undermine the aesthetic results of your cosmetic surgery is to allow your weight to fluctuate significantly after the event. Get yourself in the best shape beforehand. Moreover, those patients who are fit and healthy cope better with surgery, are the sooner back on their feet, and are at lower risk of complications.
  4. Can you commit to the recovery time? Mr Ahmad sends his Cambridge patients home with comprehensive aftercare instructions after their cosmetic surgery. By following these to the letter, you allow your body to heal soundly and swiftly. If you cannot afford to take this time now, consider planning your surgery for a later date.