As I tell my cosmetic surgery patients in Beverly Hills, communication is the key to a successful surgery. And while communication with your surgeon is definitely part of that, so is communicating effectively with your family and friends about your upcoming procedures.
Your Support Network
A surgical procedure doesn’t begin and end with the operating room. Having the emotional support you need before your procedure, and especially during your recovery and healing, is an important part of feeling positive about the process from start to finish.
For example, Los Angeles women considering breast augmentation may feel better about their results if their husbands or partners are offering lots of encouraging words and compliments. Any cosmetic procedure can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster, especially if it’s something you’ve wanted done for a very long time. Involving family and close friends throughout the process is a great way to ensure that you’ll have plenty of shoulders to lean on for support from start to finish.
For patients who find a lack of support from those closest to them, communication may be even more important. If your loved ones have concerns about your health, an open and honest discussion about why your procedure is so important to you may help put their doubts to rest, and change their minds toward being more positive.
Studies show that cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more accepted among the general population so don’t be shy about sharing your cosmetic procedure plans with your loved ones. Having supportive friends and family members can make all the difference in your experience.
Dr. David Sayah is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in natural plastic surgery results. His practice is devoted to providing excellent care using innovative techniques in plastic surgery such as endoscopic breast augmentation, state of the art lasers and minimally invasive facelifts. He believes that a healthy lifestyle involves diet, exercise, and preventive medicine including skincare measures. This multidisciplinary approach involves in-house internal medicine physician, nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and lifestyle coach who together with Dr. Sayah develop total beauty and health in his patients.