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.