Post-Op Openness: Are You Honest About What You’ve Had Done?

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As cosmetic procedures increase exponentially, so does candor from the people undergoing them. What was considered an almost scandalous act of vanity only a decade ago is now met with much more acceptance and, consequently, much more honesty.

When patients ask what they should say if someone asks if they’ve “had work done,” doctors typically tell them that the right answer is one they’re comfortable with. Plastic surgery is a personal and private decision-one that you’re not obligated to admit. However, there’s a growing trend towards cosmetic candidness.

Experts believe patients have become more willing to admit they’ve gotten surgery, Botox, or injectable fillers because of TV shows-both reality and fiction. For example, just this week, Dr. Phil recently offered plastic surgery to a longtime guest who was more than happy to reveal her results to millions of viewers. Honest, outspoken celebrities and even local news coverage of new procedures have made plastic surgery more mainstream and supportable, largely erasing the taboo status it used to bear.

Ultimately, the choice to tell others whether or not you’ve undergone cosmetic procedures is entirely your own. You should never feel pressure to reveal your decision, nor should you feel embarrassed or apologetic if you choose to share it.

Are you open about the procedures you’ve undergone, or do you prefer to leave people guessing? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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