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How To Tell Friends & Family About Your Plastic Surgery

How To Tell Friends & Family About Your Plastic Surgery

By Beverly Fischer on March 26, 2018

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Talk to Family Friends about Plastic Surgery.jpgOnce you’ve decided to have a plastic surgery procedure, you should seriously consider talking about it with your friends and family. You’ll want to prepare them as well as yourself for this important change. While you shouldn’t allow them to influence your decision, you still want them close after your procedure.

Communication is essential in this situation. 

But, talking about plastic surgery procedures can be difficult. How can you make your family understand that this is the best decision for you? How can you make them see that procedures like this can improve your self-esteem and probably your health?

Here are a few tips that may come in handy.

Be Honest in Telling Family and Friends about Your Procedure 

Having the support of your family and friends is vital, and there’s no easier way to get it than by being straightforward. They might have preconceptions about plastic surgery and think that you’re going to look unnatural. Or they might try to convince you that your flaws are what makes you unique and you don’t need to change anything about your appearance. Don’t let prejudice stay in your way and be assertive.

Openly ask for their support and inform them about your most intimate reasons. Share how your perceived imperfections make you feel. Talk to your surgeon before the procedure and share the information you’ve acquired with them. Highlight the fact that well-performed procedures look natural and that you are in good hands. 


Don’t Wait Too Long before Talking to Friends and Family 

Talking about plastic surgery early on will make your decision more objective. After all, you want to be 100% sure about it. That said, don’t wait for until after the surgery to tell them.

You should talk to your spouse first if you’re going to have a breast reduction, for example. You need to know that they’ll be able to deal with the change. It may take some convincing on your part, but if you need the surgery, they’ll come around eventually.

You shouldn’t be surprised if your friends might insist that you look beautiful exactly the way you are. They cannot feel your emotions, but if you make them understand that your self-confidence is at stake, they might respond positively.

However, don’t let your acquaintances change your mind if they insist on the negative aspects of plastic surgery. You’re not trying to defend yourself; you’re only trying to have a genuine conversation and ask for their support. 

Bring a Wing-Man 

You probably have a sibling or friend that understands you better than anyone, and that will be by your side no matter what. Bring them over at the big family discussion. It might be very beneficial that you have someone who can defend you if things take a turn for the worse. If your friend understands your reasons, they’ll help illustrate your points better.

You’ll need someone to comfort you if your family is going to react negatively to your decision. Family members often tend to think that they know better and can decide for your body, so having a friend on your side can be vital. Be firm and don’t let anyone make you feel bad about your decision. Try your best to accentuate the positives and shift the direction of the conversation when needed with solid arguments.

Talking about plastic surgery with your friends and family may feel awkward at first. Try to understand that you’re not there for their approval. You’re just informing them and looking to have a healthy conversation. So, go ahead and speak your mind. 

If you’ve decided that you want plastic surgery but were unable to find a reliable clinic or center, then take a look at what The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery has to offer.

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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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