Cosmetic Surgery – Private or Public? The Choice is Yours

At my Long Island plastic surgery practice, I treat a wide variety of patients, each of whom has unique concerns, motivations, and goals. While it’s safe to say that, in general, attitudes toward plastic surgery have become more relaxed, I still find that many of my patients are very concerned about privacy and confidentiality. At our office, we understand the highly personal nature of cosmetic surgery, and your privacy is always protected with the utmost care.

To Share

I have treated patients who are so thrilled with their cosmetic surgery experience that they want to shout it from the rooftops – and they practically do! They tell me that they talk about their procedure openly to friends, family, co-workers or anyone else that inquires. These patients don’t mind if people know that they’ve chosen to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Not to Share

At the other end of the spectrum, we treat patients who are very concerned that their procedure be “kept under wraps.” They may worry that friends or family members will frown on their choice to undergo surgery, or they may not want to draw attention to themselves. For these patients, plastic surgery is an extremely personal matter, and we respect their choice to keep their procedure to themselves.

Your Right to Privacy

Confidentiality and privacy are the rights of any patient, whether they visit a plastic surgeon for a medical spa service or for a full face lift. If you decide to pursue cosmetic enhancement, you should rest assured that no one outside your surgeon’s practice will have access to your personal or medical information. How much or how little you choose to reveal about your procedure is entirely up to you.

How About Those Before and After Pictures?

Some patients are so excited to share their experience they happily agree to have their photos uploaded to our website. This is done only with the written permission of individual patients. We are delighted so many patients want to share their experience.

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