Factors To Consider About Revealing That You've Had Cosmetic Surgery

Posted on: 22 May 2017

When you're having cosmetic surgery in the form of a "mommy makeover," one of the big things that you'll need to think about is whether or not you'll tell people. Some procedures are more evident than others, but those that are evident may result in a tangible visual change in your appearance. While some people will avoid asking you if you've had some work done, others will be a little more forward — and it's your job to decide how you wish to respond. The popularity of cosmetic procedures means that you don't need to have any degree of shyness about talking about the work you've had, but this doesn't mean that you may always be comfortable doing so. Here are some factors to consider.

Telling Some People

Many people who have cosmetic procedures are comfortable with telling a handful of people around them. Obviously, your spouse and immediate family might know, but you may also wish to tell a few close friends or colleagues at work. In doing so, you should be clear whether you want other people to know. If not, ask each person you tell to keep these details to himself or herself. For example, you might say, "I'm telling you because we're really close, but I'd prefer if you didn't share this with anyone."

Explaining When You're Asked

Most people with manners, even if you've gone through an obvious physical change, will stay away from commenting. However, some people may indeed ask you if you've had work done. Decide in advance how you'll respond to such queries; thinking about your answer will help you answer more confidently, as well as avoid the stress that may come with worrying about people asking you. If you're OK with acknowledging the procedure, you can respond with a chipper, "Yes, I had something done, and I feel great." If you're not, a quick comment such as, "That question is pretty personal" will change the subject rapidly.

Answering Compliments

Some people who might not want to outwardly ask you if you've had cosmetic surgery may give you a compliment — and hope that you divulge some details. For example, if you've had liposuction, someone may say, "You're looking great these days." If you don't wish to share any details, simply accept the compliment cheerfully. You may also wish to provide some degree of information. For example, you could say, "Thank you. I'm making a point of exercising every day now," which may be true, and can steer the topic away from your cosmetic procedure if it's something you wish to keep private.