The other day while preparing for a yoga class I overheard two women discussing one’s interest in getting a tummy tuck or liposuction. Within seconds another woman joined into the conversation openly sharing what cosmetic surgery procedures she had recently undergone (which happened to be Liposuction). Both women continually asked questions of the other woman ranging from the recovery time for her Liposuction procedure and her plastic surgeon’s name, to more personal topics, including the costs associated with Liposuction and how her husband felt about the procedure before hand and about her new look.
Maybe you’ve noticed others openly discussing their cosmetic procedures as I did. If you got the feeling that cosmetic surgery is increasing in popularity and becoming more acceptable, you’d be right. A recent survey by the ASAPS found that 51 percent of Americans approved of cosmetic surgery in 2010, up 3 percent from the previous year. Interesting enough, the likelihood of a someone opening up to a mere acquaintance about their cosmetic surgery experience is also becoming more common. Of those surveyed 67 percent said they would not be embarrassed with others knowing that they have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedures.
A few weeks ago I listened while two patients, one who was six months out from a tummy tuck surgery and the other who was two weeks out from a tummy tuck, candidly talked about their experiences while sitting in the waiting room at Colorado Plastic Surgery Center. One asked questions while the other shared tips and encouragement. At our Denver based plastic surgery practice, we encourage patients to openly speak to not only our staff (<aclass=”copylink” title=”Lyndsay’s Liposuction Story – First Week After Surgery” href=”/diary-liposuction-patient-lyndsay-story” target=”_blank”>several who have also had procedures, including Botox, Breast Augmentation, CO2 Lasers, Fillers and Liposuction), but also other patients about their experiences. We have even developed a patient referral network, where willing patients can be contacted by other patients who are considering similar cosmetic procedures. After all, who is better to provide an unbiased, realistic perspective on a procedure than someone who has undergone the same procedure?
If you are considering cosmetic surgery in Colorado, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Denver plastic surgeon to discuss what procedures will help you achieve your goals.