Nip & Tell: Would You Tell People About Your Plastic Surgery?

Written by WD Staff, Skin Care Specialists on December 23, 2015 One Comment

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Would you tell your friends and family about your plastic surgery procedure? That’s the topic of a very interesting survey recently conducted by Real Self. Over 900 people who recently underwent major cosmetic procedures including facelift surgery and rhinoplasty were asked who they did and did not tell. The results of the poll are very interesting:

  • Significant Others: Over 88% of respondents said they would tell their spouse or partner about their procedure, the highest group of all in the poll.
  • Friends vs. Family: More respondents were willing to talk to friends concerning their procedure than to family. 76% of the people polled would tell friends, whereas 68% would tell adult family members.
  • Kids: Close to 60% of respondents said they would tell their children about the surgery, with 31% saying they are “very willing” to disclose the procedure.
  • Co-Workers: Just over 40% of respondents were willing to tell co-workers about their procedure.
  • Social Media: Only 1/4 of respondents would be willing to discuss their surgery on social media, with most preferring to keep this information offline.

These numbers show the continued trend of acceptance our current society exhibits towards cosmetic enhancement. It would be interesting to compare a similar poll from a decade ago and compare the results. It’s likely that disclosure rates would be much lower for most of the groups.

How did you handle telling (or not telling) people around you about your procedure? We’d love to hear feedback in the comments below.

WD Staff

A united group of skin care specialists from Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Austin's leader in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Articles posted under WD staff are authored through combined contributions from our entire team, including Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Aestheticians, Physician Assistants, Aesthetic Nurses, and Patient Coordinators.

One Response to “Nip & Tell: Would You Tell People About Your Plastic Surgery?”

  1. Avatar Stella says:

    I’ve told all my friends about my procedure, it’s obviously not the first thing I tell someone new but I don’t think its something that needs to be hidden. I guess thats just me though

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