Discussing Plastic Surgery With a Loved One: How to Make Your Case

If you’re considering getting cosmetic work done, you may be unsure how to broach the subject with a loved one. Every year, tens of thousands of women and men choose to undergo plastic surgery, with great results. Some patients consider the decision theirs only, while others seek the advice of their family and friends. Here are our tips for discussing plastic surgery.

When making the decision, the first thing to remember is that the decision will ultimately affect your own life most of all, and that it is up to you to make the final decision. But if someone is a big part of your life, it makes perfect sense to include their input into your decision-making.

When laying out your case, be honest about the reasons for which you’re considering getting plastic surgery, and about what you’re hoping to get out of the procedure. Likely, your loved one will have some valuable input about how they think you should proceed.

If you’re trying to make your loved one a part of the decision, you may want to consider bringing him or her along for the consultation with your doctor, and for subsequent appointments when you’ll make the crucial aesthetic choices about the procedure. If your loved one has any questions about the procedure, Dr. Ghaderi will be able to use his extensive experience to answer these questions competently and patiently until your loved one feels as comfortable with the procedure as you do.

For some families, the decision is a financial one as well as a cosmetic one. St. Charles Plastic Surgery offers a range of financing options that allows patients to pay however is most convenient for them—at one time or spread out over time.

If you’re still unsure how to proceed with making the case for plastic surgery to a family member or loved one, you may find it helpful to set up a consultation with Dr. Ghaderi first, to go over your plans for the procedure, and only then, once you’ve solidified your vision for the procedure, begin the conversation with your loved ones.