Plastic Surgery on the down low

April 16, 2013

Plastic Surgery on the down low
Plastic Surgery on the down low

Over the years, plastic surgery has gone from a somewhat taboo subject to something that many people are open about. Celebrities have helped popularize aesthetic surgery, but more often, people learn about the benefits of a little nip and tuck by seeing friends and family have a positive experience. That being said, there are still plenty of plastic surgery patients who don't want to flaunt the fact that they received breast implants or a tummy tuck. Keeping some surgeries a secret can be difficult, but here are a few tips to follow if you want to stay mum about your decision to go under the knife.

A plastic surgery staycation
If you're worried that friends and family will make comments about your surgery as you're recovering, it may be time to schedule a "staycation," so you can go to your local plastic surgery clinic. You can use tools like the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's find-a-surgeon search feature to locate surgeons who provide quality, safe procedures. There are also hotels and spas that offer recovery packages, so you can treat this like a real vacation.

However, bear in mind that everyone experiences recovery from plastic surgery differently, which means you may need to take longer than expected to recover fully. Schedule plenty of extra time into your vacation to accommodate any changes in your recovery timeline.

The nonsurgical route
One of the beauties of modern plastic surgery is that patients can get high-quality results without going through invasive procedures. There are many procedures, such as microdermabrasion, Botox, chemical peels and laser hair removal, that can be done in a few hours or less. Some of these options carry few to no side effects, meaning you could return to your normal activity without giving away the fact that you just received a little age-defying medicine. 


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

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