Mr Ahmad is coming to Radio Cambridge!

On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Ahmad is going to radio Cambridge to do an interview on Cosmetic Surgery. The interview will go out on Wednesday 1st November in the morning.

There are a number of topics they may discuss, such as:

How Cosmetic surgery has evolved since he's been in the profession.

Current trends.. Popular procedures

Non-surgical procedures


Who are his clients.types of individuals...aesthetic v's medical reasons

Is cosmetic surgery still a taboo.?

Success stories v's dissatisfied customers

How he feels about being able to literally change someone's life via their appearance

How he thinks cosmetic surgery will evolve over the next decade or longer...

what will / could be possible.

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.

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.

rhinoplasty surgeon

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.

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.