We all know family members can be judgmental about life choices they may not agree with. While these opinions usually come from the perspective of love and concern, it can feel like you’re being attacked and misunderstood when loved ones jump to conclusions and start asking questions about your choices. Plastic surgery is often a subject that causes tension within a family, and your family is sure to have questions if you’re thinking about undergoing a rhinoplasty. Here are some questions and objections that may arise if you choose to disclose your rhinoplasty plans to those close to you:
You’re beautiful just the way you are! What’s wrong with your nose?
While family members may think you look fine, you may find that your nose makes you insecure and self-conscious. Though loved ones mean well, you should always do what you need to do in order to feel confident and happy. Don’t let your friends and family pressure you out of–or into surgery. And let them know that you are doing it for yourself.
Is it safe?
Rhinoplasty is a safe procedure that is performed on hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide every year. Only a very small percentage of these cases experience complications.
Why do you want to do this?
It may be hard to explain your reasons for rhinoplasty, but you really shouldn’t have to. If you feel surgery is right for you, to improve your confidence and self-esteem, your family will understand once they see how happy you are with your new nose.
How are you going to pay for that?
This question is an especially sensitive one, particularly if you are married or have children. While it’s important to be smart about your finances, there are many financing options for rhinoplasty that can help make the procedure affordable.
Getting a nose job doesn’t set a very good example!
Unfortunately, plastic surgery still carries somewhat of a stigma. Emphasize how much you have thought about and researched your procedure, and why you think it will help you to be happier and more confident.
Most importantly, take their concerns seriously and calmly discuss the issues. Getting upset doesn’t help anyone!
Want to learn more?
If you think your family will object to your plans for nose job in Toronto, it might be a good idea to schedule some consultations with facial plastic surgeons to get an idea of how you’d like your nose to look and what to expect from surgery. Dr. Robert Mounsey of Revesse in Toronto is a rhinoplasty expert with a great deal of experience helping patients get the look they’ve always wanted. To set up a consultation with Dr. Mounsey, call 416.438.2499.