How to Talk to People About Plastic Surgery
- Posted on: Sep 30 2019
One of the hardest parts about electing to get surgery like breast augmentation is talking to friends and family about it. Although plastic surgery is more common now than ever, there are still some people who are skeptic about it; especially when they are your close loved ones or your parents. So, what are some easy ways that you can talk to people about it? Let’s take a closer look.
Just Don’t Even Go There
When it comes to talking to your job or church leaders, there is no need to mention your plastic surgery to them unless you want to. If you are missing out on church or work for a week or so, you can tell them that you are having surgery and that you need time off. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to them about it, then there is no need for you even to go there.
Another thing that we encourage patients to do is be honest with those that are closest to them. Although you won’t have to tell your neighbors, congregation members, or coworkers about your surgery, you will want to talk to your family and best friends about it. Remember that the more people know about it, the more help you are going to have while you are recovering.
When starting a conversation with them, you can say things like, “I know you don’t believe in this, but it’s my choice.” That way, you are acknowledging their feelings while still stating that this is your decision to undergo surgery. And remember that it is your body and that when it comes down to it, it’s up to you.
Talk About Your Surgeon
Oen fo the things that scares people about plastic surgery is the botch jobs that are out there. When you are talking to family and friends about your surgery, make sure that you tell them that you are going with a trusted, dedicated, and experienced surgeon like Dr. Yates. When they know that you are going with a Doctor with a good reputation like Dr. Yates, they are more inclined to be supportive.
The only person whose opinion matters is yours, but it’s nice to have a support system by your side as well. To learn more about cosmetic surgery, contact our Layton office at 801.525.8741.