There are numerous cosmetic surgery providers in the marketplace and deciding whom to trust with your health and your looks can be overwhelming. Here are three key professional qualities to look for:
1. Regulation and Professionalism
Check that any cosmetic surgeon whose services you are considering is a member of regulating and professional bodies. Cambridge-based Mr Tariq Ahmad is regulated as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons but is also a member of several key associations which indicate that he is a leading specialist in this field. Whether you are considering rhinoplasty, a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or a facelift it is crucial to ensure that your cosmetic surgeon is not only qualified and regulated but an expert in his or her field. As a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), Mr Tariq Ahmad is on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons maintained by the General Medical Council and regulated by the GMC.
2. Leading the field
When you choose to have cosmetic surgery, it is comforting to know that you are in the care of a surgeon at the top of their game. All BAAPS members learn cosmetic surgery in recognised training centres and hospitals; recently qualified practitioners learn from more experienced surgeons. Mr Ahmad has taught at Cambridge University and has been a Consultant for seventeen years; he is a leader in his field.
3. The experience of years
When a surgeon has performed a procedure many, many times over the years, they will have mastered a wide range of techniques and skills. Additionally, they will have seen patients of all shapes, sizes and ages and from all walks of life in their clinics. Mr Ahmad’s experience means that he acts as a true consultant, helping to guide you through the process to find out whether cosmetic surgery really is for you.