19 February 2021

Should you tell anyone you’ve had cosmetic surgery?

Choosing to have a cosmetic procedure is a personal decision and is one that is not made lightly.

If you have made the decision alone, then the next step you need to make is whether to tell anyone else that you have had cosmetic surgery. There are many pros and cons to telling others about your surgery. Let’s explore these options in more detail so that you can make an informed decision about what to do next:

Reasons to tell people:

Plan for time off work

One of the reasons that you might tell others about having cosmetic surgery is due to work commitments and planning for time off work. Some cosmetic surgery procedures will require several days of rest at home, while the type of job you do may also determine if you need to take additional days off work. So it’s important to consider whether you need to tell your employer to ensure that you have the time you need to get the appropriate rest and recovery.

Help with childcare

Another big reason why you may choose to tell friends and family members about your surgery is that you will gain support during your recovery, especially if you have young children. When others know about your surgery, then they can offer to help with childcare and household tasks so that you can have a rest. Friends and family love to help, and this means that you can gain more rest which will, of course, aid your healing and final results from surgery. 

Reasons why you don’t have to tell anyone:

It’s a personal decision

The most important thing to remember is that telling anyone is a very personal decision. You don’t have to tell anyone if you don’t want to. You can keep the fact that you have had surgery to yourself and you shouldn’t feel under any pressure, or even guilt, to let others know. This is an incredibly personal decision, so don’t be swayed by what others may tell you what to do. Do what you want to do, always.

You don’t have to tell everyone you know about your surgery so think carefully about who you should tell if anyone at all. Think about who will offer support both physically and mentally, and those who might need to know for practical reasons.

Remember the choice to undergo cosmetic surgery is a personal, sensitive and sometimes, a very emotional decision that you shouldn’t feel obliged to reveal or justify to anyone. We believe that who you choose to share your procedure with, is always your choice, and your choice only.

A natural-looking you

Cosmetic surgery isn’t about being completely different but rather achieving your goals and feeling comfortable with how you look and how you feel about yourself. Many people might not notice that you have had a cosmetic procedure especially if you have had a subtle, natural enhancement.

Coupled with this is the fact that cosmetic surgery often comes with many lifestyle changes, including what you wear and changes to your makeup and clothes. Others are more likely to notice these changes and compliment you on your new look, meaning that you don’t even have to tell them about your surgery!

Always for yourself and no one else

If you don’t feel the need to tell others, no matter what the reason, then don’t tell them. Those friends that you meet for a coffee every Friday morning don’t need to know, and neither do any extended members of the family. If you would rather keep your surgery to yourself to simply get on with your life, then do just that. Nobody need ever know, and why should they? 

To conclude, the simple answer to the question of whether to tell others or to keep your cosmetic surgery to yourself is a decision which yours is ultimately to make and yours alone. You shouldn’t feel under any pressure to tell people if you don’t want to. There is no right or wrong answer here, as you don’t have to reveal the fact that you have had a cosmetic procedure, and you most certainly don’t have to justify your reasons for undergoing surgery either.

Are you ready to start your journey?

We are one of the largest and most trusted UK provider of cosmetic surgery, performing thousands of different procedures each year. Our facilities include our conveniently located Manchester, Birmingham and London as well as a wide network of clinics across the UK.

Wherever you visit us, you’ll find a team that provides exceptional care, from your first consultation right through to the comprehensive three years of aftercare we offer as standard with all our cosmetic surgeries.



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