Three questions to ask yourself about the timing of your cosmetic surgery

More and more people are waking up to the fantastic natural-looking, confidence-boosting results that cosmetic surgery can produce: there were 17% more procedures carried out in 2013 than the previous year. When considering cosmetic surgery, there is comfort in knowing that thousands of others are also doing it, but the personal decision is still an enormous one. There are times in life that making such decisions is inadvisable, so here are three questions to ask yourself:

1. Am I too stressed for cosmetic surgery?

If you are going through a divorce, or a traumatic house move, or have recently lost a loved one, it is natural to want to make big decisions that you think will solve certain problems in your life. You may well be thrilled with the results of a breast augmentation or facelift but it might be wise to think about it a little further down the line when there is less turmoil in your life. Give yourself some respite from big decisions.

2. Do I feel fit and well?

You need to be medically fit before any reputable surgeon will recommend you undergo cosmetic surgery and, to this end, Mr Tariq Ahmad will take your full medical history and conduct a thorough physical examination at you Cambridge cosmetic surgery consultation. But to make a speedy recovery from any surgery, you need to be healthy and strong both mentally and physically.

3. Am I choosing cosmetic surgery for the right reasons?

Be honest with yourself about your motivations for and expectations of cosmetic surgery. Are you doing this for you, or to please someone else? Are you being realistic both in terms of what you will look like after surgery, and what impact it will have on your life? Many years’ experience tells Cambridge-based Mr Tariq Ahmad that those patients who have surgery to please themselves alone, and who have realistic goals are ultimately more satisfied.

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