Top 4 concerns about cosmetic surgery in Cambridge

Top 4 cosmetic surgery concerns

Top 4 concerns about cosmetic surgery in CambridgeIn 2015, the UK cosmetic surgery figures were an impressive 12.5% up on the previous year. That means that over 50,000 men and women took the decision to have a procedure – and every one of those will have gone through the process of asking if it was the right step for them.

When patients present at Mr Tariq Ahmad’s Cambridge cosmetic surgery clinic, the majority will seek reassurance for at least one doubt. Here are four of the most frequently voiced concerns.

1. Will cosmetic surgery hurt?

Most procedures will be performed under general anaesthetic so you will be asleep throughout and those who have had cosmetic surgery report that they feel discomfort rather than pain during the recovery. You may experience some pain in the immediate aftermath of your operation, but this can be effectively managed by pain-killers.

2. What if something goes wrong?

It is important to know what can go wrong so do discuss risks with your surgeon beforehand – and make sure you have chosen your surgeon with care: by placing yourself in the hands of someone with significant skill you not only reduce the risk of something going wrong in the first place, but you can feel confident that experience will enable them to act quickly and effectively should a complication arise.

3. Will everyone know?

A talented cosmetic surgeon will produce natural looking, beautiful results. Be open to their candid feedback on what will work harmoniously with your frame and features.

4. Will I regret it?

If you have thought carefully and honestly in advance and have realistic expectations of the results, you are less likely to have any regrets over your cosmetic surgery.

Mr Ahmad always discusses motivations, expectations and the limitations of surgery with his Cambridge patients at their initial consultation, believing that this is crucial to a satisfied outcome.

breast augmentation abroad?

Should I have my breast augmentation abroad of at home?

Should I have breast augmentation abroad?The increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery is reflected by the number of providers, both in the UK and abroad. Travelling abroad for treatment is not arduous logistically as it perhaps was before the Internet – information is readily available and there are many forums on which to share experiences about breast augmentation abroad.

So just what are the reasons to travel abroad for a breast augmentation – and what are the reasons to stay closer to home?

The benefits of having breast augmentation abroad

Visions of combining a breast augmentation with a spell in the sunshine are a key draw to choosing a foreign cosmetic surgery clinic.

Additionally, the prices offered by clinics abroad do, at first, appear to be competitive, but do make sure you have the full picture: are there hidden accommodation costs and who picks up the bill if something goes wrong on your return home from having breast augmentation abroad?

The benefits of a breast augmentation in the UK

While the breast augmentation procedure is the most popular of cosmetic surgeries globally and it is relatively straightforward with largely predictable results, undergoing surgery is no small deal for your body. Therefore, you want to know you are in the best hands, especially if complications arise.

The key benefit to choosing a clinic in the UK is that you can be confident that your surgeon and his team are not only highly qualified but highly regulated – BAAPS members such as Cambridge surgeon Mr Ahmad only operate in the best clinics and keep their training up to the minute; the disadvantage of being abroad is that it may not be as easy to navigate your way through an unfamiliar system of qualifications and regulations.

Furthermore, when you have a Cambridge breast augmentation consultation, you will meet Mr Tariq Ahmad at the very start; if you travel abroad, it is likely you will meet a UK rep at your initial consultation so miss the opportunity to run your own credentials check.

What is recovery like after rhinoplasty in Cambridge?

How much time out do I need after my rhinoplasty?

What is recovery like after rhinoplasty in Cambridge?When patients presenting at Mr Tariq Ahmad’s Cambridge rhinoplasty clinic ask what they can do to aid a swift recovery following surgery, he gives a clear schedule of recovery, offers advice on effective healing – and then emphasises the importance of giving yourself time to heal. So how long a journey should you expect it to be?

What is the immediate recovery like after a rhinoplasty?

Most rhinoplasty patients will take a fortnight off work to recover from the surgery itself and you should expect to feel groggy, tender and a little swollen in the first few days.

Mr Ahmad advises that you will be able to resume most normal activities after a week or two although you should avoid exercise for the initial six weeks post-op. It will, however, be many months more before the nose has settled into its new shape.

What occurs after the initial fortnight?

To the general public, you probably won’t look as though you have recently had a nose job – but, when you look in the mirror, you are likely to think it looks swollen or puffy for 3–4 months.

It is best to time your rhinoplasty for when you have no big social engagements on the horizon, thereby minimizing the stress about looking ‘right’ for the big event.

The swelling will persist for a while, especially in the tip and over an area from which a boney lump was removed; it is not uncommon for patients to worry that they have gained a permanent bump.

However, as Mr Ahmad explains to his Cambridge patients as they consider having a rhinoplasty, patience is required – and it can take many months to settle. The nose may even continue to make subtle improvements for up to 18 months.

Goop promotes CoolSculpting fat freezing

Gwyneth Paltrow gives CoolSculpting her seal of approval

Goop promotes CoolSculpting fat freezingDescribing it as "the device that started it all", CoolSculpting was one of the groundbreaking fat-zapping devices covered in Gywneth Paltrow's goop newsletter.

Goop is Gwyneth's weekly newsletter and website that rounds up fashion, fitness and beauty treatments and it prides itself on only choosing gold standard products to write about. The newsletter explained that CoolSculpting freezes areas of fat beneath the skin, leaving the top layer untouched. Explaining that it is the device that all other technologies are compared with, the writers also pointed out that CoolSculpting is continually innovating and improving, shortening treatment times substantially.

Leading New York dermatologist Dr Anolik of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center reviewed all the fat reduction treatments available and commented: “For a flat stomach, or for love handles, you can really get substantial changes with CoolSculpting." He praised the recent improvements that allowed treatment of multiple sites at once. “Think of love handles, for instance. You used to have to do two separate treatments, each an hour long, and now you can do them both in 35 minutes.”

Regular goop contributor Dr Anolik also pointed out that these fat freezing treatments had allowed him to successfully tackle a problem area that has always been typically challenging to treat. “Almost two-thirds of the people I see are bothered by a double chin, and there was never any option for the. The response rate for CoolSculpting is pretty great for the double chin so far." Also compared to other procedures available, CoolSculpting entails less downtime and soreness.

Mr Tariq Ahmad is a leading plastic surgeon that perform the full range of body contouring procedures, such as a body lift, arm reduction or tummy tuck. He has been searching for many years for a minimally invasive fat reduction procedure that he could be confident offered safe, effective and predictable results for his patients and CoolSculpting finally delivers. For more information or to arrange a consultation at his Cambridge CoolSculpting clinic, call 01223 214960.

Cambridge Clear Beauty launch

Official launch of our new Cambridge aesthetic clinic

Cambridge Clear Beauty launchHere at Cosmetic Surgeon Cambridge, we're delighted to announce the launch of a new aesthetic clinic that will revolutionise non-surgical aesthetic treatments in Cambridge. Our medical director Mr Tariq Ahmad is a leading plastic surgeon, but is also keen to offer a bespoke, 360-degree service for his patients.

"Traditionally, plastic surgeons have been quite dismissive of non-surgical treatments. However, technological advances and product innovations now mean that minimally invasive procedures can deliver very safe and highly effective results for the right patient," explained Mr Ahmad.

"Patient choice is essential; rather than having to choose between plastic surgery or non-surgical intervention, patients should be offered the full range of procedures, so they know they'll be getting the very best treatment for them. Cambridge Clear Beauty offers a truly bespoke service to men and women in Cambridge wanting to see a clear difference in their appearance."

To celebrate the launch of Cambridge Clear Beauty, please join us on Wednesday 14th September between 5pm and 8pm for champagne, canapes and a chance to chat to Mr Ahmad and his team about the treatments they offer. We'd also like to offer you a free £50 voucher to be spent on an aesthetic treatment at Cambridge Clear Beauty.

Free parking is available at our clinic which is based at 3 Breaks House, Mill Court, Hinton Way in Cambridge (postcode: CB22 5AN).

Please call  Nikki on 01223 214960 or email for more information on our event.

Am I expecting too much of my breast augmentation?

Have breast augmentation for the right reasonsA breast augmentation can, in the right hands, produce attractive results, but to what extent it fulfils your expectations will depend on how realistic these are.

During a Cambridge breast augmentation consultation with Mr Tariq Ahmad, you will discuss your motivations, objectives and expectations; Mr Ahmad believes, as does any reputable surgeon, that a happy outcome is the more likely if the patient sets achievable goals in the first place.

So how can you feel sure your expectations and the realistic outcomes are aligned before the day of surgery?

Choose a breast augmentation surgeon you trust

As well as choosing someone who is trained to the highest degree and whose skills have been recognised by previous patients and by their peers, you need to find a surgeon with whom you enjoy a good rapport.

Will they be honest with you – or promise you the moon on a stick? Ask to see before-and-after photos of previous breast augmentations, particularly with patients who have a similar frame.

Mr Ahmad gives candid feedback to his Cambridge patients, advising them on how best to achieve their goals, and giving clear indications on what they can expect.

Ask yourself some difficult questions

The decision to have cosmetic surgery should never be taken lightly.

Before you make up your mind, do some soul-searching:

  • Do you understand what your reasons are for having a breast augmentation?
  • What changes are you hoping it will effect?
  • Do you know what is involved and the potential risks and complications?
  • Are you having a breast augmentation for yourself or to please someone else?

Thinking these matters through at the planning stage will help you to make a decision about breast augmentation with confidence, and to be realistic about what you can expect of the whole process and, importantly, the final aesthetic results.