Obviously sometimes, it’s totally unavoidable – if you opt to go for a procedure which is going to drastically change your appearance in a short space of time, you’ll probably need to tell people who see you often that you’ve had surgery – there’s no other way around it!
Of course, when it comes to weight loss surgeries – bariatric surgery, liposuction – it’s really up to you. Anybody that you don’t see every week can easily be told that, well, you just lost some weight!
We’d advise doing what you feel most comfortable doing. There’s no shame in going under the knife, but some people still feel self-conscious about it, and that’s OK. If you don’t want to tell people, then don’t – really, it’s none of their business anyway!
Some people worry that after cosmetic surgery – particularly surgery which alters they way you look fundamentally – they won’t look like themselves any more! It might sound silly, but really it’s a pretty understandable way to feel.
Remember that you’ve had your body for the last twenty, thirty, forty, or maybe fifty years! That’s a long time, and to suddenly to change the way you look can feel like a big deal. It is. That’s why it’s really important to make sure that you’re having surgery for the right reasons.
Cosmetic surgery procedures are about more than just looking your best; they’re about feeling your best, too. We all like to look good, but the question isn’t ‘does he like the way I look?’. It’s ‘do I like the way I look?’
We can’t stress enough how important it is that our patients see surgery as a way to look and feel the way they want to. Don’t get a boob job because your partner wants you to have a C-cup – get one because you want to.
We make sure that our patients are choosing surgery for the right reasons – for themselves. If this is the reason why you’re choosing surgery, then it’s unlikely that you’ll feel unhappy with the results; most of our patients find that they feel like they finally look the way they have always felt.
Just remember: It’s all about you. Don’t let anyone tell you differently!
Gynecomastia is the doctor’s term for manboobs, or fatty deposits around a man’s chest. If you’re a man and you suffer from ‘manboobs’, then you don’t need to worry, because there is an easy fix, and it comes in the form of cosmetic surgery.
What you might now know is that taking action to fix your manboobs is about more than just the way you look. Up to 69% of adult men are affected by gynecomastia during their lifetime, and studies have recently shown just how damaging the affliction can be mentally. Men with manboobs have poorer mental health, lower self-esteem, and are less good at social functioning.
What does all of this mean? It means that if you make the choice to undergo surgery, you’re making a choice not just to improve your physical appearance, but to boost your confidence and improve your overall happiness. They say money can’t buy you happiness – but maybe in a few ways, it can!
Angela Chouaib, MD and founder of Secret Surgery, says “Our consultants and surgeons can help you to figure out what surgeries suit you best. Every day, the patients we see leave us healthier and happier than they were when they came to us. Getting rid of those manboobs is definitely one way to boost your self-esteem!”
It seems that one way many divorcees are doing this is by treating themselves to a bit of cosmetic surgery; and, to be honest, why not? At first sight it might seem like a knee-jerk reaction to the shock of divorce, but actually it’s a very sensible decision to make – particularly if you’ve been pining after a little nip and a tuck for years.
It’s not all about showing your ex just what he’s missing, though; it can be scary being back in the dating game for the first time in years – or even decades – and who would blame you for wanting a little confidence boost to help you get back into the swing of things?
The important thing to remember is that when you make the decision to have cosmetic surgery, it’s a decision for life. It’s not something to rush into. But also, don’t worry if secretly you know that a recent break-up is partially what’s fuelling your desire for surgery; that’s totally normal! Splitting up from a long-term partner can bring some positives: it gives you the chance to be you again, whoever that might be!