The cosmetic surgery consultation is one of the most important steps in the whole process. Here are three things you can do to ensure its worth.
1. Do your research before the cosmetic surgery consultation.
If you know what is involved then you also know what you don’t understand and you can ask about it. You will also have a good idea of what is going to worry you and you can seek reassurance from your surgeon. Write all these things down and take your list with you.
2. Take a pen – and a friend.
Many people find they leave a consultation room and when asked the particulars of a suggested treatment, they go blank. This is extremely common – but there are ways to avoid it. Take a pen and paper to note down answers to your questions; even better, take a friend who can act as scribe for you so that you can concentrate on talking to the surgeon and assessing whether you feel confident in their abilities and manner.
3. Articulate yourself.
Can you explain what it is you don’t like? Years of experience of performing a variety of procedures has shown Cambridge surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad that those who are able to be specific about their expectations are on the whole more satisfied with the results. More importantly, that those who are realistic about the limitations of cosmetic surgery and to what extent it is going to ‘change’ their situation, emerge happier than those who are simply seeking a one-stop solution to all of life’s ills.
Each person – each body – is different and the cosmetic surgery you have needs to be tailor made to you. During your Cambridge cosmetic surgery consultation, Mr Ahmad will conduct a thorough physical examination and, after listening carefully to your objectives, will make a bespoke surgical plan to get you as close as possible to these goals.