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5 Tips on How to Speak to Your Partner About Plastic Surgery

5 Tips on How to Speak to Your Partner About Plastic Surgery

By Beverly Fischer on April 8, 2020

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We all have quite a bit of extra time on our hands. Along with spending more time with your children, fur babies, and partner, you also might find yourself having more time to yourself.

If you’ve been thinking about plastic surgery – whether it be a surgical procedure or a non-surgical treatment – it can be difficult to speak with your partner about it – especially if it’s a surgery that requires some downtime. Although this can be a scary conversation to have with your partner, we have compiled some helpful tips to help make this conversation easier.

Be Knowledgeable

You don’t need to know every single detail about the procedure, but be informed enough so that you can answer the questions your partner will most likely ask. Make sure to use trusted online sources that will give you the correct information you need to make the best decision – and feel confident giving that information to your partner as well. 

Be Honest

Tell your partner why you’ve been thinking about it and for how long. Let them know this isn’t something you’re thinking about on a whim. Make sure to explicitly state your sincerity about this. Explain why you don’t like the way your large breasts look anymore, tell them you’re tired of the extra fat around your stomach or thigh area. Make sure to say everything you want to. If you need to, write it all down before you speak with them to ensure you’ve said everything you wanted to. 

Ask Them to Join The Consultation

Tell them you’d like them to attend the consultation with you. Consultations are a great time for you and your spouse to speak with your surgeon while at the same time getting advice on your specific problem areas. This consultation is about you and making sure you’re informed of everything you need to know to be comfortable getting the procedure you’ve been wanting. 

Make Sure The Time is Right 

Depending on the surgery you’re looking to get, you might need to be out for a couple of days. This time is for you to properly heal and recover. Speaking to your partner about taking some time off from work to help you with this is something else you both need to think about. Make sure to hear your partner out and decide on the best time for both of you. 

Whether this means sending your kids (or fur babies) to be with family for a couple of days or ensuring you have proper help with him is extremely important. 

Listen to their concerns 

Just like you, they’re bound to have many questions and concerns – possibly more than you. Make sure to hear them out and answer their questions. If you don’t have the answer for them, write it down and tell them you’ll find it out and get back to them. If you can’t find the answer in your research, make sure to bring it up during the consultation. 

With some extra time on your hands these next few weeks, it could be a great opportunity to speak with your partner about your bodily concerns and potential treatments or procedures you’re looking into. The important thing, is to be honest, and express your feelings while making sure to hear your partner out, too.

When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, give us a call or visit our website where you can explore more information on the procedure you’re looking for.  Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make a comfortable decision for you and your partner.

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Dr. Beverly A. Fischer is passionate about her role as a leading female plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland and beyond. She believes that plastic surgery makes a positive, life-changing difference, whether you’re renewing your body, face, and skin or embarking on an entire gender transition.

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