There are a number of important factors you need to take into account and get ready for when undergoing plastic surgery. While it is absolutely your personal decision to seek a particular procedure to enhance your body, the decision has the potential to affect your relationship with your family. Plastic surgery can change your appearance, which your loved ones may not embrace quickly. It may not be easy for your family to get used to the new you. Therefore, it is important to get your family ready for your plastic surgery. Because some people in your family may not understand your reasons, your surgeon can help explain your decision to them and prepare them mentally to see the new you. Getting your family ready for your surgery is important as you will need their support after the procedure. If your family is on your side, their support during and after the procedure will be very helpful for you. Here are some tips to prepare your family for your plastic surgery: • Clearly tell them why you want to have plastic surgery. Naturally, you are seeking the procedure because you might be facing self-esteem issues. Be sure to share it clearly with your family and explain how the surgery will help improve your quality of life. • If you are seeking plastic surgery for medical reasons, your family must be informed of this as well. They will be very supportive if this is the case. The more support you gain from the people around you after the procedure, the more confident will you feel. Also, they will help you through the recovery period. • If you are considering a breast enhancement surgery or a buttock augmentation procedure, be sure to take your spouse into confidence. A woman’s body is particularly important to her husband. Most men tend to view the enhancement of these body areas positively. If you have your husband on your side, he will be very supportive. Now, you may be thinking when is the best time to discuss your decision with your family. You should share your decision with different people at different times. You should first discuss it with the person most important to you. Make sure to first ask your surgeon for help in revealing your decision to your family. After you have the facts and are fully confident about what you’re going to do, you can discuss it individually with the family members most important to you. After revealing your decision to each person, make it clear that it is your ultimate decision. It is fine to explain your decision and make them understand how the procedure will help improve your life. However, there is no need to fiercely defend your decision if anyone is not happy with it. Simply telling them it is your final decision and you expect them to be supportive is enough.