How Honest Should You Be About Your Plastic Surgery
ORGANIZING THE TRIP AT WORK
One of the first things that you’ll probably need to do is to organize the free days that you will need with your boss, especially if you have decided to actually go to Korea to have your surgery done. If your boss does happen to be a very kind and understanding person then you might wish to tell him the precise reasons why you will need to leave work. However, if you know that they will become judgmental or deny you your free leave because they don’t think that plastic surgery is a good enough reason, there is no need to tell them the whole truth. You could easily just mention that you will need to undergo a procedure to improve your health and leave it at that. Getting plastic surgery done is no small thing, and you need to do everything you can to stay positive and ensure that you have as much support as possible from your environment. If you leave for Korea knowing that your boss is angry at you, it will be one more item of pressure that you will constantly be thinking about. The same is true for your colleagues. You should only mention your surgery to those who will be supportive or who also happen to be very close friends of yours. Otherwise keep away from the details and just say that you will be leaving for a few days for health reasons. It will be a lot easier to deal everyone when you come back than before you leave.
Ensure that the amount of days that you ask for are enough to cover the time taken for the trip, the days spent in surgery, and also a few days after surgery to recover before you get back on a plane again and head home. It may be difficult to receive so many days off, but you also need to remember that it needs to be a trip that will be as stress free as possible, so if you know that you won’t have to rush for a plane right after you leave the clinic, you will be much more likely to enjoy your time in Korea, or in any other city that you went to in order to have your procedure done.
DEALING WITH PEOPLE ONCE YOU RETURN
Some procedures provide a more drastic change than others, but in either case, it will be a lot easier to deal with people once everything is over. If you have undergone a dramatic change after Korean plastic surgery, then you will need to be prepared for quite a few questions as soon as you get back. Regardless of how against it some people say they are, they are always curious as to how plastic surgery is conducted and what can be achieved with it. You will likely be bombarded with questions that will be related to your reasons for having the surgery done in the first place, which procedure you had done, how much it cost, how you feel about it now and so on. However, just because there are likely to be plenty of questions, doesn't mean that everyone deserves a long and detailed answer. In fact, if you’ve had a minor surgery such as a light anti-aging surgery, which won’t make you look drastically different, you could probably get away with not telling people anything at all, and leave them wondering a bit why you look so much better. You must at all times remember that this is something that you are doing for yourself and not for others, and so in this view, there is no need to put others before your own feelings and be pressured into revealing everything. If you can get away without saying anything, great. But if you absolutely must confront some people, then do so in a way that will answer a few questions really quickly and then stop them before they go overboard with their curiosity.
BEING IN A POSITION WHERE YOU HAVE TO DEFEND YOURSELF
Many people feel entitled to their their opinion to others, even when they have not been asked for one. Although you understand why you wanted the surgery and why you now feel a lot happier, there will likely be many other people who will either intentionally or unintentionally misunderstand your views on the topic of plastic surgery. If you need some support on this issue, the Soul TouchUp Korea forum has an abundance of information to help you out, and it is also full of very supportive people who will be more than willing to offer their advice and to teach you how to handle outsiders. One of the most important things that you should remember at the very beginning is that you should never lie about your reasons in order to conform for someone else’s opinion. This also doesn’t mean that you need to take time out of your day to explain yourself, but if they cannot accept a simple reason where you just wanted to feel more comfortable in your own body, then they do not deserve any further explanations. Many patients tend to defend their actions by claiming that they had such a big visual problem that it was very noticeable and that prevented them from living their life in peace. While this is true for some patients, the majority simply wanted to make a few small changes and to move on with their life, and in truth, they don’t see plastic surgery as a big deal. Always stay true to your own feeling, and never lie about it by trying to degrade yourself to please others.
THE PEOPLE THAT YOU REALLY SHOULD TALK TO
Although the meaning of Korean plastic surgery cannot easily be explained to some people, there are others that will definitely be happy to offer their support, and who you can actually talk to about it. Your closest friends and family members are certainly a group of people with whom you can be frank and honest about your surgery. Because they have known you for such a long time, your choice of having something done will not be a surprise to them at all, and they may just be curious about a few minor things, but not about your life choices. While there are some people that you should not spend your time with, having the emotional support of friends and family members really will help you a lot when you return. They will help you start a new life, explore different things, have some new experiences, and all of that in an environment that won’t judge you at all. Keep those who are good people close to you, and share as much or as little detail with them as you wish. Having someone to talk to is very important, but only if they are the type of person that will actively try to understand you and to make you feel better.
While the topic of plastic surgery is no big deal in Korea,, many other places in the world are still very uninformed about it and will base their opinions on stereotypes and negative images about plastic surgery. You will not be able to change their mind easily, but then again there is no reason why you should even attempt to do so, especially if it will only bring you more heartache than help. Always surround yourself exclusively with the people that truly care about you and who want to see you succeed in life, and not with those who feed on someone else’s insecurities and mistakes. The sooner you distinguish between the people that you can trust and those who you cannot, the quicker your round to recovery and a new life will be. Plastic surgery patients already have a lot on their plate without having to worry about other people as well, and they must be left alone to recover and live their life.