If dissatisfaction with your breasts is damaging your self-confidence, choosing to have a breast augmentation can be a life-enhancing decision. However, along the way you will have various choices to make.
1. Who do I want to perform my surgery?
Choosing a surgeon is one of the most important steps on your cosmetic surgery journey. Not only will you want a cosmetic surgeon who is highly trained and qualified, but one who has a great deal of breast augmentation experience, too.
Check they are on the GMC’s Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons. You can also gain further peace of mind if they belong to a prestigious professional body such as BAAPS or BAPRAS as this gives extra assurance of their safety record and standing among their peers.
On top of this, you will want to have faith in their artistic judgment (ask to see before and after photos) and that any advice they give you is impartial, candid – and comes with no pressure to commit.
2. How big do I want to go?
During your Cambridge breast augmentation consultation, Mr Tariq Ahmad will conduct a physical exam, assessing your frame as well as asking you about your goals and requirements.
He will then advise you on the best incision technique and implant shape and size to achieve your goals. The end result you want is of course up to you, but Mr Ahmad can provide some advice to help you to make that decision.
3. Is a breast augmentation right for me?
No cosmetic surgery decision should be taken lightly or without all the facts to hand. The decision must be yours and made independently and in an unhurried manner.
One very important factor in achieving a positive outcome is understanding the limitation of surgery. To this end, Mr Ahmad discusses the importance of realistic expectations with all his Cambridge patients at consultation stage.