Talking to Your Family About Surgery

At my plastic surgery practice in Modesto, breast augmentation patients often find it difficult to inform their friends and family about their planned procedures. Here are a few of tips for including loved ones in this exciting new chapter:

Involve them in the process.

Involving loved ones from the beginning stages of research and the consultation can create a reliable support structure. They can ask your surgeon questions and check in with the staff to confirm procedure details. Often, this helps people feel like a part of the decision process, rather than just a recipient of the news.

Do your homework.

Be prepared to answer questions about what you want to achieve with surgery. Research surgeons carefully, and find a board-certified plastic surgeon who is qualified and capable. Online reviews from other patients can prove especially valuable.

Remember that everyone will have his or her own opinion.

Some friends and family members may be less than supportive. Ultimately, plastic surgery is your decision and something you should do for yourself. Accept the support of those who give it, but also try to accept that some people won”t.

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