Any cosmetic surgery involves making a physical, emotional and financial commitment – so you want to feel sure that you are going to enjoy the results. Here are five tips to keep dissatisfaction out of the picture.
1. Have realistic expectations.
Every surgeon will tell you that the ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery is someone who is fit and healthy – and who has realistic expectations. Surgery has limitations. In the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon, beautiful improvements can be made to your body – but you can’t be made to look like someone else altogether.
2. Do it for the right reasons.
During your Cambridge cosmetic surgery consultation, Mr Tariq Ahmad will ask you about your motivations. It is your body – have surgery to please only yourself. Ask yourself why you are doing this. If you think it is going to solve all your problems, think on some more.
3. Avoid nasty surprises.
Being forewarned is forearmed: do your research so you know just how it will be. Unexpected procedures or side effects will quickly take the shine off the experience, so make sure you know what your cosmetic surgery involves, whether it is eyelid surgery or liposuction. You may find it useful to speak to someone who has already been through it.
4. Prepare for recovery.
Taking it easy after your surgery will help you achieve the optimal aesthetic results. Book your time off work, line up someone to help you at home, and make practical arrangements for your downtime. Clear your recovery path of stressors.
5. Choose your surgeon carefully.
To ensure the best results, find a highly qualified and experienced surgeon. Check that they are on the GMC’s Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons and ask if they are a member of BAAPS or BAPRAS; members of these prestigious professional bodies only operate in reputable clinics such as the top private hospitals in Cambridge, the Spires and the Nuffield.