You’ve made the decision to get cosmetic surgery. Good for you! This is an exciting time in your life. But the thought of talking about cosmetic surgery with your friends and family might raise some questions. Should you tell anyone your plans? And how do you talk to people about it if you do decide to tell them?
It’s possible, even easy, to speak with others about your cosmetic surgery once you know some tips. Learn whom to tell, when to tell them, how to explain what you’re doing without disclosing information that’s too personal, and how to handle the dreaded situation of someone coming right out and asking whether you had “work” done.
You Don’t Have to Tell the World
When you get cosmetic surgery, you want to see a positive difference in your appearance. Keep in mind, however, that while you’ll look and feel better about yourself after the procedure, you should also look natural. People who are close to you are bound to notice your improved looks, but not everyone will. You might choose, therefore, to only tell your immediate family and the friends you see often. That’s more than alright.
No Need to Bare All
People are more open about their decision to have cosmetic surgery today than they were in the past. Even so, that doesn’t mean you need to reveal more information than what you feel comfortable doing. Having cosmetic surgery is a personal choice. Don’t feel as if you have to tell everyone what you’re having done and why. Just tell people what you feel they need to know, if anything.
Find the Right Time
When you first start thinking of having cosmetic surgery, you might want to broach the topic with your friends or family members for support. Don’t be surprised, however, if you get a response that’s less than enthusiastic or even reticent or mean. Your loved ones will most likely try to be supportive, but it may come off as discouraging.
To make sure you’re approaching this the right way, speak with your doctor first. Learn all you can about the procedure you want so you can explain exactly what you’re having done and why to your loved ones. You may want to write out some talking points you can leverage during these situations. Once you explain what’s been lowering your confidence and how you want to correct it, people should understand and be supportive.
Avoid Awkward Situations
Sure, it’s impolite for someone to come right out and ask if you’ve had work done—but brace yourself for this happening anyway. Being ready for the question will help you handle this awkward situation gracefully if or when it does come up. If you don’t want people to know about your cosmetic procedure, you don’t have to tell them, even if they come right out and ask. You can simply thank them for thinking you look so good and then say no more.
Consider a Different Solution
Having to lie low after cosmetic surgery is a telltale sign you’ve had work done. One solution is to get a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that has little to no downtime. PicoSure®‘s laser technology harnesses your body’s natural healing processes to reduce the appearance of scars, pigmentation, and wrinkles for younger-looking skin. With no downtime, you can apply makeup immediately after treatment and won’t miss any of your daily activities.
If you have stubborn fat in problem areas like your stomach, thighs, love handles, and double chin, consider a laser treatment like SculpSure®. This nonsurgical procedure takes just 25 minutes per treatment area, and you don’t have to worry about recovery. Because of that, you can be coy about your upcoming appointment and no one will wonder why you weren’t at work for a few days.
You might feel great talking about cosmetic surgery to your friends and family. But if you want to avoid disclosing your cosmetic procedures with others, you can do that too. With nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, which have limited if any downtime, it’s easy to make your improvements and get back to your life—no questions asked.