First and foremost, deciding to have plastic surgery is a personal decision, and who you choose to tell about your experience is entirely up to you. Over the years, our practice has had numerous patients whose friends and/or family members were part of the entire process from consultation through recovery, as well as many patients who chose not to tell anyone before or after treatment. All choices are completely acceptable, and the wishes of our patients will always be supported by our plastic surgeons and staff.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you want to tell anyone about your plastic surgery, it’s important to reflect on your unique situation and who you would possibly be comfortable talking to in order to help make your decision. For some people, speaking with a significant other, close friend, and/or family member about plans for plastic surgery prior to receiving treatment can provide a much-needed source of support and encouragement throughout the aesthetic journey. For others, waiting until after treatment is complete is the right way to go, whether it’s because they don’t feel they need the backing beforehand, or they simply prefer to let others know only after all is said and done. Lastly, some patients opt never to tell anyone at all—not even their spouse. This is often the case when they don’t believe their “support group” will be as supportive as they’d like, or when they just don’t feel people need to know about such a personal decision.
As previously mentioned, there is no wrong choice when it comes to talking about your plastic surgery procedure. Whatever you choose to do and who to share with, know that it is the right decision for you. That’s all that matters.