More and more people are viewing cosmetic surgery as a viable alternative to living with – and covering up – a part of their body that causes them embarrassment or despair. Whether it be augmenting breasts that have always been small, reshaping an abdomen ravaged by pregnancy, removing a long-hated bump on the nose or having a facelift to get rid of ageing jowls, cosmetic surgery candidates have one thing in common: they want their results to look beautiful and natural. We’ve all seen those celeb photos where the signs of having had ‘work done’ are all too evident – so how do you ensure that doesn’t become your story?
Choose your surgeon with care
Finding the right cosmetic surgeon is perhaps the most important task. To achieve natural-looking results you should ask several things of your surgeon. Firstly, that they are qualified and trained to the highest level. As a member of the prestigious professional body BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), as Cambridge-based Mr Tariq Ahmad is, a surgeon will have demonstrated their skill, be up to date with the latest techniques, be committed to meeting the most stringent safety standards, and operate in only the best clinics.
Secondly, you will want to be convinced of their artistic eye and that this, combined with surgical skill, can produce beautiful, subtle enhancements that work in harmony with your features. And, finally, knowing your surgeon is giving you candid advice that manages both your expectations and is suited to your individual case will give you confidence in achieving the best results possible.
Take good care of yourself
When Mr Ahmad sends his cosmetic surgery patients home from one of the top Cambridge hospitals in which he operates, he gives them detailed aftercare instructions. By following these – particularly the advice to give yourself time – you give your body the best chance to heal fully, healthily and smoothly.