Just as the choice to enhance your breasts in the first place is a very personal one, so is deciding whether to share that decision with your loved ones. Although it’s likely those who care the most will be supportive beforehand and helpful after breast augmentation surgery, that first step toward discussion can still feel intimidating. Here are three tips to help you get started.
1. Pick a Good Time
They say that timing is everything, and talking about breast augmentation is no exception. Choose a time when everyone is relaxed, in good spirits and the time feels right. You should also leave enough time for a detailed conversation to take place, and be prepared to answer any questions that may come up.
2. Stay Calm and Positive
Adopting a calm and cheerful demeanor can make a big difference in how your listener takes the news. If he or she has doubts about your surgery, seeing that you look self-assured and confident about your decision can go a long way toward helping them feel more comfortable—and, therefore, more supportive. Often, what appears to be disapproval about getting breast implants may just be concern for your health and wellbeing, even if that’s not exactly how those feelings come across.
3. Be Respectful
Although your mind may be completely set on getting breast implants, it doesn’t hurt to be respectful of any naysayers. Those who persist in being negative can be responded to with a firm yet neutral response like “I’m sorry that this upsets you” or “I’m sorry you feel that way.” However, it’s important that you ultimately make the choice that’s right for you, not for anyone else.