Plastic Surgery Etiquette - Don't Ask, Let Them Tell
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Although the popularity and awareness of
plastic surgery is nothing new (and is only on the rise), a certain stigma
still exists when someone has undergone a cosmetic procedure. Controversy over
altering one’s appearance by going under the knife is unlikely to fade for the
foreseeable future, but we should all consider the proper etiquette regarding
those who have noticeably received cosmetic surgery.
News, the Silicon
Valley publication, consulted etiquette expert Mary M. Mitchell for their
recent article on the "Five Don'ts After Someone Has Undergone Plastic
1. Don’t ask. If you notice a friend,
family member or co-worker who has undergone a plastic surgery procedure, it’s
best to stick to this mantra – Don’t ask, let them tell. If he/she hasn’t
mentioned it on their own, they’re likely feeling sensitive or a bit ashamed due
to societal stigmas.
2. If he/she does wish to talk about it,
be sure not to criticize. Cosmetic surgery is a personal choice. If someone
tells you he/she is considering plastic surgery, refrain from calling it a
“crazy idea” as well as agreeing that they do, indeed, need the work done.
3. Avoid judging the success of the
procedure, and if they tell you about their treatment, simply ask
how they feel about their results.
4. Don’t gossip.
5. If you’ve undergone plastic surgery
and you know you look noticeably different, consider making it “easier on those
around you by opening the conversational door.”
At Mangat-Holzapfel Plastic
Surgery, we make sure that each and every one of our patients receives the same
level of respect of privacy. We listen to your concerns and do everything we
can to make your experience pleasant and comfortable. If you are interested in
liposuction, breast augmentation, a facelift, a tummy tuck, or any other
popular type of treatment, call us at Mangat-Holzapfel Plastic Surgery for
a consultation at (513) 984-FACE in Cincinnati, (859) 331-9600 in Northern
Kentucky, or (970) 766-FACE in the Vail Valley of Colorado.