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How to Tell Your Family & Friends About Your Decision to Have Cosmetic Surgery

Karlinsky, Revealing PS - ImageYou’ve made your mind up and decided to schedule your cosmetic enhancement at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts. Now, you have another choice to make. Will you tell your family and friends? And if/when you do, how will you break your big news? We understand that this can be a hard thing to tell loved ones, but for many, it is an important next step.

Patients are Most Willing to Tell Those Closest to Them

More and more, men and women are willing to share their decision with their friends and family. According to realself, a website dedicated to all things cosmetic surgery in which Dr. Karlinksy is an active member, patients are overwhelmingly choosing to tell their closest compatriots about their decision.

A study conducted by the website found that 88 percent of all people now tell their spouse or partner, 76 percent will tell closest friends, and 68 percent will tell adult family members. Perhaps more telling, 63 percent of all those asked were even willing to share their decision with their children. Who are people not telling? Only 43 percent choose to tell their coworkers, and 74 percent of those asked are not ready to share their journey with their social network.

Be Open with Your Loved Ones

Are you concerned with how your loved ones will react? You may even be afraid that those closest to you will judge or criticize your decision. Our team understands these fears and offers these helpful tips:

  • Explain but don’t feel like you have to defend your decision to undergo cosmetic surgery: It is your body and you have a number of reasons why you have made this decision. Be confident in your choice and inform your friends as to why you feel like this is an important next step in your life.
  • Be armed with the facts: Your family and friends are going to have a few questions for you. Much of the time, you may find that their initial reaction may just be that they are concerned. Once they understand why you have made this choice, they will embrace your decision.
  • Ask for their help: Everyone likes to feel that they are involved—even if it is in a small way. By reaching out to your loved ones, you can help them feel like they are a part of your decision. You may be surprised to find out just how much they want to help and support you as you take these exciting next steps.

Remember that it is completely normal to feel hesitant and even nervous when it comes to telling those closest to you.

Schedule with a Friend & Skip this Step Altogether

One way to avoid this conversation is to co-ordinate your cosmetic enhancement with that of a loved one. Many couples and friends enjoy embarking on their cosmetic surgery journey together! Not only can this be a fun way to spend a day or evening together, it gives you an automatic and active support system—just think about how nice it will be to have someone who understands exactly what you are going through.

Popular procedures include non-surgical treatments like laser rejuvenation, chemical peels, or Botox® and fillers. Others opt to enhance their face, breasts, or bodies together—puts a new meaning to the term “bosom buddies”, doesn’t it? Right now, we are even offering a special when you book with a loved one. You can each save $100 when you both spend $1000 or more!

Start Your Journey Together at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts

Don’t let the important step of telling your family and friends get in the way of achieving your cosmetic goals. Along with Dr. Karlinsky, our team at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is here to support you each step of the way, including when and how you tell your family and friends!

Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky Elena Vega Carey J. Nease, MD

Victoria Karlinksy M.D., Elena Vega, D.O. and Carey J. Nease, MD

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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