For many patients who present at Mr Tariq Ahmad’s Cambridge cosmetic surgery clinic, a leading concern is ‘I don’t want to look as if I’ve had “work” done’. So how do you go about achieving the natural look?
1. Choose a skilled cosmetic surgeon
As cosmetic surgery becomes more accessible and new clinics pop up each week, finding the surgeon who has the expertise – and the experience – is increasingly important. The key criteria are that your cosmetic surgeon is on the GMC’s Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons and that they have a proven track record in the type of surgery you are after. Ask them how often they perform the procedure and can they share their patient satisfaction rates with you? What about before and after photos? Perhaps they are at the top of their game and teach others?
2. Work with your natural features
Cambridge-based Mr Tariq Ahmad describes the goal of his practice as ‘to enhance natural beauty through plastic surgery’. By using their skills to augment rather than change, a cosmetic surgeon can produce some very natural looking results. For example, during a breast augmentation consultation, Mr Ahmad assesses his patient’s frame and this informs his guidance on what size implant would be most appropriate; implants that are overly large for a woman’s frame are unlikely to look natural. Similarly, it is crucial that nose reshaping surgery takes into account the other facial features to ensure a natural harmony and balance.
3. Recognise the limitations of cosmetic surgery
It is vital that you have realistic expectations of cosmetic surgery and understand just what it can and cannot do. By trying to dramatically change your features through cosmetic surgery, you risk both unnatural-looking results and general disappointment. To this end, during your cosmetic surgery consultation, Mr Tariq Ahmad will quiz you on your motivations and objectives, and advise you how best to achieve natural beauty through surgery.