Whether you’ve decided to get breast implants to gain back your pre-baby breasts or to finally have the breasts you’ve always wanted, you’re probably excited and can’t wait for your surgery date to arrive. However, you may be nervous about whether or not you should tell the people in your life, and how you should tell them if so. Here’s some advice on how to talk about your decision to get breast implants, if you decide to talk at all.
Telling Your Significant Other
Plastic surgery can be a couples decision or it can be a decision made by a woman alone. In a serious, or marital, relationship, plastic surgery can be difficult for a man to understand. We do not tend to view women as harshly as they view themselves. What bothers you might not bother him at all and changing something that doesn’t bother him may require a heartfelt conversation about your motivations. It has been my experience that men are sometimes opposed to plastic surgery before the surgery. After the surgery, when your confidence blooms, the results that you could see in the future, but that he might not have, become a benefit to you both.
Although getting implants is a very personal decision that only you can make, breast augmentation is still surgery. From a purely practical standpoint, you’ll need support during your recovery and having someone to help who is on-board with your procedure is useful.
What about Everyone Else?
There’s no reason you should have to tell your parents, children, in-laws, coworkers or anyone else about your breast implants unless you want to. However, unless you’re getting a very subtle breast augmentation, people are likely to notice whether you tell them outright or not. If you’re concerned that friends or family members might judge you for your decision, talk honestly with them about your motivations behind your surgery. Many times, people will be more understanding if they realize that you’ve put a lot of thought into your decision, and just how much getting implants means to you.
Dr. Jeremy Pyle is proud to provide high-quality cosmetic surgery results and a personal approach to patient care. From the first consultation through the final results, Dr. Pyle approaches each step in the surgical process with a wealth of experience and close attention to his patients’ needs. Time and communication are key to understanding your goals, and Dr. Pyle makes sure his patients enjoy the benefits of caring and personal discussion along with state-of-the-art techniques and satisfying outcomes.
Dr. Pyle focuses on breast enhancement and body contouring procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Pyle graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois before moving to North Carolina to spend six years in Plastic & Reconstructive surgery training at Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine. While performing as Chief Resident he served as Chairman of the Resident Quality Improvement Council and was awarded House Officer of the Year Honors. Dr. Pyle then moved to Raleigh to begin his career as a Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Pyle serves as a committee member for the North Carolina Medical Society and on the Rex Hospital Institutional Review Board. He is working with the North Carolina Medical Society on an educational video program for young physicians called “The Pyle Files.” He was awarded the 2010 Georgiade Award for Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons.