Mr Tariq Ahmad is an award-winning plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Cambridge with over twenty years’ experience in the field of medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery. He specialises in breast augmentation/reduction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck and facelifts amongst many other surgical and non-surgical procedures for both men and women.
Mr Ahmad works as a consultant in the NHS but also runs a large private practice and is the lead surgeon and director for his CQC-approved medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery clinic, 'Cambridge Clear Beauty' (rated overall in the 'Good' category by the CQC). Known for his artistic skills, his philosophy has always been to ensure a subtle and natural enhancement of your own natural, inner beauty aided by an artistic eye and a compassionate, understanding bedside manner.
Mr Ahmad studied medicine at Oxford and Cambridge; after medical qualification he spent some time as a teacher in anatomy at Cambridge before undertaking general surgery training for the FRCS qualification, thereafter progressing to specialise in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He also spent some time in research at the world-renowned Medical Research Council in Cambridge.
Mr Ahmad trained in the sub-specialty of ear reconstruction as well as cleft lip and palate surgery in Cambridge, Edinburgh and Great Ormond Street Hospitals as well as visiting and training in several units abroad.
He was appointed to a consultant in 1997 originally in Edinburgh, his wide breadth of training allowing him to undertake the treatment of head and neck cancer, breast reconstruction, hand surgery and skin laser, as well as paediatric and in particular, cleft lip and palate. Whilst in Scotland he was the clinical director (consultant with administrative responsibility) for five years; he was deeply involved in helping to develop CLEFTSiS, the Cleft Lip & Palate Network service in Scotland.
In 2003, Mr Ahmad joined the Regional Cleft Lip and Palate Network and Team based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge as a primary surgeon; he coined the name for the new network – Cleft.Net.East. Amongst many roles, he was the student director in plastic surgery for clinical students at Cambridge, and took many students and junior surgeons through projects to fruition; several winning national awards.
He continues to teach nationally and internationally; he was the convenor and one of the faculty leads and helped to organise the BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons) Advanced Educational Courses in paediatric and cleft surgery for 2014 and 2018. He has also been on the faculty for the ‘Face Eyes Nose’ international conference over the last four years. These are high-level educational courses with invited speakers from all over the world. He has lectured widely on the relationship between art and surgery and indeed has had his hand-drawn operation notes exhibited at a number of museums in the UK.
Mr Ahmad continues this artistic side in helping to organise the ‘Sculpture for Surgeons’ course in London; he runs a ‘Drawing for Surgeons’ day alongside the sculpture course and indeed one of the previous participants went on to be a finalist in the BBC Portrait Artist of the Year in 2016.