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Do I Have to Tell People About My 

Plastic Surgery?

Keeping it Quiet

· Plastic Surgery,Trends,Psychological Impact

If you are interested in having cosmetic work done but are reluctant to share this information with others, you are not alone: over half of patients opt to keep quiet about their non-surgical procedures such as fillers, and as many as a third of those who undergo liposuction find a way to keep the news to themselves. It could be the fear of having values judged or financial priorities chastised that motivate many to go as far as hiding their excursion into aesthetic improvement from their own spouses. Whether you want to share your story with those in your life or keep the information private, the important thing to remember is that your plastic surgery is your business, and yours alone.

Keep Your Plastic Surgery Subtle

If you want to improve the way you look without sacrificing your privacy, remember that cosmetic work doesn't have to be radical or obvious. Discreet changes can have an impact on your appearance without attracting undue attention. For example, Botox can gradually minimize issues such as crow's feet and frown lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers accomplish this objective as well, and chemical peels and laser treatments are also options that improve the appearance of your skin without excessive fanfare. Thermage uses heat to stimulate collagen growth, which tightens saggy skin. Even surgical procedures can be low key, such as blepharoplasty, the drooping skin remedy which improves the appearance of your eyes while making you look as though you've simply been getting more sleep. Factor in the peripheral vision improvements that can accompany this procedure and you have a tangible medical benefit to share should your surgery secret be revealed.

Discretion Strategies

Making minimal changes isn't the only way to keep your story under wraps. Distract attention from your newly freshened face or sculpted physique with a dramatic change in hair style, such as a new color or a cut that is very different from any you've had before. The people in your life will notice that you look different and attribute the change to your new locks. Schedule your procedures at the beginning of holiday time to allow post op recovery and normalization to occur before you return to work. Discuss your privacy concerns when interviewing physicians, and choose one like Dr. Bindewald, who exercises discretion regarding patient photographs.

While telling others about your plastic surgery plans does have advantages, such as post-procedure support from friends and family, the decision to share your story ultimately resides with you.

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