teardrop breast implant

What are the benefits of the teardrop breast implant?

teardrop breast implantThe world of breast implants is ever evolving with advances in techniques, materials and shape continually being made. The options available to women are quite different now than even just a decade ago. When Mr Tariq Ahmad sees patients in his Cambridge breast augmentation clinic, they often say they have no idea which implant they would like – as long as it looks natural and gives them a better shape.

What are your breast augmentation priorities?

During your Cambridge breast augmentation consultation, Mr Ahmad will ask you about your motivations for surgery: what don’t you like about your breasts, what has triggered your decision to have implants, and what do you expect life after surgery to be like? Each woman is treated on an individual basis, with the breast augmentation tailored to her frame and her personal requirements; this will inform Mr Ahmad’s advice on implant placement (above or below the chest muscle), size, shape and material. However, the teardrop is frequently the choice of women who are a little older and are keen to regain the fuller bust of their younger, pre-baby self. It mimics the natural shape of the breast with the greater volume in the lower pole, and a gentle slope down to the nipple. These women like the teardrop implant for its natural look. The round implant is more suited to younger women for whom volume and a higher position on the chest is a greater priority.

Is the teardrop implant right for me?

Mr Ahmad will show you the range of implants and outline the differences, explaining the pros and cons and his preferences. He will also show you before and after photos of previous breast augmentations so that you can make your own judgement about the aesthetic result and which is most in line with your own objectives.


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How do I choose a rhinoplasty surgeon?

rhinoplasty surgeonRhinoplasty is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery – and also one of the most complex. The intricate structure of the nose combined with its aesthetic prominence makes alterations to the nasal shape a risky business – so it’s important to be in the right hands. But how do you know whose hands are the safest and most skilled?

What are the necessary credentials of a rhinoplasty surgeon?

Firstly, check that your prospective surgeon is listed on the GMC’s Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons and that they are a member of a professional body such as BAPRAS or BAAPS. As a member of BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), Cambridge surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad is committed to keeping his skills up to date, is peer reviewed, operates only in the top clinics approved by the CQC, and submits an annual safety audit. Furthermore, Mr Ahmad has a specialism in rhinoplasty and cleft and lip palate so is vastly experienced in this field, and indeed trains other plastic surgeons in the latest techniques.

What else should I look out for in my rhinoplasty surgeon?

Having the right certificate is only part of the package. In addition to surgical skill, a rhinoplasty surgeon must have an artistic eye and be able to make subtle changes that work in harmony with the existing facial features. Ask to see your surgeon’s photographic portfolio; before and after photos of previous procedures will give you a good idea about the beauty and naturalness of your surgeon’s work. And then there is the question of rapport: if you do not feel that your concerns are being listened to, you are likely to feel vulnerable during your rhinoplasty journey. Cambridge surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad feels that honesty and openness are central to the patient–surgeon relationship, and ensures that patients understand all that is involved and trust their surgeon to be candid in his advice.


cosmetic surgery procedures

Top 4 cosmetic surgery procedures

cosmetic surgery proceduresFigures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) revealed that 2015 saw a significant rise in cosmetic surgery procedures from the previous year – a 12.6% rise in fact. For the first time, the total exceeded the 50,000 mark, and more than 4,600 of these were for men. So what are the most popular procedures?

  1. Breast augmentation consistently occupies the top spot. In 2015 a record 9,642 ‘boob jobs’ were performed in the UK, an increase in line with cosmetic surgery as a whole. A relatively straightforward procedure with predictably attractive results, it is little wonder that breast augmentations are enduringly popular. It is, however, a highly individualized procedure; at his Cambridge breast augmentation clinic, Mr Tariq Ahmad will first listen to your objectives and then tailor a bespoke surgical plan.
  2. Blepharoplasty accounts for 17% of cosmetic surgical procedures for women and 21% of those for men – and is the most popular type of cosmetic surgery men choose. Drooping eyelids and bags under the eye can be very ageing. Eyelid surgery repairs the sag by removing the surplus skin and protruding fat, giving a smoother, more youthful line to the eyes.
  3. Face and neck lifts were up by 16% among women and 14% among men in 2015. Facial rejuvenation techniques are ever evolving and more people are using this to counteract the ageing combination of looser skin, loss of muscle condition and the forces of gravity. Mr Ahmad offers the full range of surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments at his Cambridge clinic.
  4. Breast reduction features at the top end of both the male and female cosmetic surgery chart. While women with overly large breasts may seek surgery to alleviate associated back and neck pain, both men and women are likely to be motivated by the effect their breasts have on their self-confidence.

breast augmentation recovery

Top 3 tips for breast augmentation recovery

breast augmentation recoveryFor those women who have long felt their modest bust is a drain on their self-confidence, a breast augmentation can make some empowering improvements. Whether you have always had small breasts or if they have been diminished by childbearing or getting older, breast implants might be the way to harness the self esteem that seems to elude you. It is probable that once surgery is behind you, you will want to get out and enjoy this new energy – so what can you do to get back on your feet sooner?

  1. Be physically prepared. Breast augmentation is the most popular type of cosmetic surgery globally with upwards of 9,600 women having it in the UK in 2015 alone. As procedures go, it is relatively straightforward and one that Cambridge breast augmentation surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad has performed numerous times before. That said, it’s not standard procedure for your body – so don’t underestimate what you are asking of it. In the run up to your breast augmentation, treat your body like a temple: eat well, get active, cut out the bad stuff and avoid stress. Those who are fit and well tend to bounce back sooner after surgery. After your breast augmentation, follow the aftercare guidelines issued by your surgeon – especially the instructions to give yourself ample time to heal.
  2. Be mentally prepared. During your Cambridge breast augmentation consultation, Mr Tariq Ahmad will ask you about your objectives and your reasons for surgery. He will emphasise the importance of realistic expectations to a satisfied outcome.
  3. Be logistically prepared. You will need time and space to recuperate so clear your diary of work and social engagements. However, you will also need help: line up someone to help with your domestic commitments and make sure your home is well equipped for healing with healthy, nutritious supplies.