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Cosmetic Surgery: To Tell or Not To Tell?

In the very early days of the cosmetic surgery specialty, it was pretty easy to tell whether someone had work done. Too-tight skin following a facelift and unnaturally shaped breasts after a breast augmentation were all too easy to spot. But today, it can be almost impossible to tell whether someone has had a little nip and tuck. This raises the question: should you tell, or shouldn’t you?

A Private Decision

Choosing whether to have any kind of cosmetic surgery is ultimately a very private decision. Although the results should be flattering, evidence of the actual surgery should be virtually impossible to trace. As the saying goes, “Everyone will notice, but no one will know.” If no one will know, you certainly have the choice of whether to tell them, or leave it your little secret. After all, your body means your decision.

There’s also the matter of recovery to think about. If you know your friends and family will be supportive of your decision to move forward with surgery, then letting them in on the news ensures a great support network for you while you’re healing. If you think you won’t get the level of support you’d like from family and friends, it might be better to keep your procedure to yourself.

Modern Techniques

Modern techniques in the cosmetic surgery field just keep getting better. Incisions are smaller, scars heal up to almost invisible and a greater focus than ever is being placed on natural, subtle results.* It’s hard to say whether these improvements have contributed to the lessening stigma surrounding cosmetic surgery, or if it’s the other way around. Either way, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to share the name of your local surgeon, or accept all those new compliments graciously without saying a word.

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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