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Will People Notice that I’ve had Cosmetic Surgery

Not everyone wants to talk about their cosmetic surgery. In fact, many people don’t want to tell anyone at all that they’ve had plastic surgery treatment, sometimes not even their spouse, family or close friends. Whether you want to tell or not tell about your cosmetic surgery procedure is a very personal decision. It is as personal as having the cosmetic surgery procedure in the first place. 

In this article, we’ll talk about whether people will notice that you’ve had cosmetic surgery if you don’t talk about it, as well as what patients do to cover up their decision to go in for cosmetic surgery…

How to avoid telling about your cosmetic surgery procedure

There are certain things you can do to prevent others (even family and friends) from knowing about your cosmetic surgery procedure. Here’s how…

  • Preventing others from following the money trail: Many patients are really careful when it comes to paying for their cosmetic surgery. If you share a credit card with your spouse or other close family member, it can be a bit difficult to hide your cosmetic surgery procedure. The best way to pay for your procedure is by cash. However, this could be difficult if the procedure is expensive. Many patients choose a cash-and-card combo or then, pay in instalments to prevent others from following their money trail. 
  • Choosing the timing of your procedures carefully: When and how often you come in for treatments is important, in order to keep your cosmetic surgery under wraps. Many women schedule their cosmetic surgery procedures when their husbands are out of town. Many other patients come in for a few drops of filler continuously every day for three months, so that no one will notice. Others schedule their cosmetic surgery along with some necessary surgery that they need, to prevent others from knowing about it. What’s more, some patients even say that they are going away on a business trip, get the cosmetic surgery procedure done, and fly back home after recovery.
  • Making excuses for lumps, bumps, and bruises: Many patients make excuses for their bruises post-surgery by saying that they walked into a door, or fell downstairs, or even had dental work done. The type of excuse depends on the type of cosmetic surgery done. For example, for puffy post-filler lips, patients may say that they’ve had a reaction after eating shellfish. The type of excuses are as creative as they can possibly be.
  • Indulging in white lies to mislead the generally clueless: Many patients sport a new hairstyle or a new lipstick colour after having gone in for their cosmetic surgery procedure. Most people will notice these changes and will probably not realize that you’ve had cosmetic surgery done. Most people will not notice even major changes to your appearance unless you explicitly tell them about it.

Coping with the aftermath of your cosmetic surgery procedure 

There are certain things you can keep in mind if and when you choose to talk about your cosmetic surgery procedures:

  • Deciding who to tell: If you are having a minor cosmetic surgery procedure, such as a Botox injection, you can probably get away without telling anybody. However, it may be difficult to hide major cosmetic surgery procedures all of the time. You should carefully decide whom to tell about your procedure. You can casually bring up the topic of cosmetic surgery and look for reactions. Many people, including family members, even today, react with disapproval or horror. You can rule out telling these people about your procedure. You do not need to tell people at work that you’ve had a cosmetic surgery procedure. You can simply use your vacation time to get the surgery done and if they ask what you did during vacation you can say you indulged in a staycation. 
  • Coping with reactions: Reactions to the news of your cosmetic surgery procedure can range from excitement to disappointment. In the initial stages of your surgery, some people will comment on your appearance due to the bruising and swelling. It is up to you to develop a thick skin and respond gracefully to others’ reactions. If people comment constantly, you can say that the bruising is normal and that it will fade. If others say that plastic surgery is a bad idea, simply thank them for their opinion and move on.
  • Dealing with nosy people: If someone asks you point blank whether you’ve had plastic surgery, you have a few options. You can thank them, treating it as a compliment. You can reveal that you’ve had surgery, or then you can smile coyly and refuse to answer.
  • Changing something else: You can opt to change your appearance as well as go through the cosmetic surgery procedure at the same time. You can hope that people will notice the change in your appearance due to say, the new hairstyle, rather than the cosmetic surgery.

Going through cosmetic surgery is an extremely private and personal decision and you do not need to reveal it to anyone, if you do not want to. At, Dr. S. Suma will maintain absolute confidentiality when it comes to your cosmetic surgery procedure. She is a skilled and empathetic cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgeon, based in Hyderabad, India.

She works with each patient individually and understands the need for patients to be highly private when it comes to going through their cosmetic surgery procedures. She will work closely with you to determine whether the procedure you want is right for you. She will also treat you both pre and post-surgery, with the utmost care. So, if you want absolute confidentiality as well as cutting-edge skill when it comes to your cosmetic surgery procedures, consult with Dr. S. Suma, today!

To know more about confidentiality before, during and after cosmetic surgery, as well as to know about the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures that Dr. S. Suma performs, you can get in touch with her at +91 86 86 042 042 or email her at or visit her website at

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