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Should I let my girlfriend talk me into joining her and get cosmetic surgery too?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bauback Safa
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

While going through an experience like cosmetic surgery with a friend can be rewarding in its own way, never allow anyone to "talk you into getting surgery.
" surgery carries risks and only when the benefits outweigh the risks as deemed by the patient (improved appearance, self-esteem, health, etc), should it be considered. Along the same lines, be wary of surgeons who try to make a "strong sell.".

In brief: No

While going through an experience like cosmetic surgery with a friend can be rewarding in its own way, never allow anyone to "talk you into getting surgery.
" surgery carries risks and only when the benefits outweigh the risks as deemed by the patient (improved appearance, self-esteem, health, etc), should it be considered. Along the same lines, be wary of surgeons who try to make a "strong sell.".
Dr. Bauback Safa
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Absolutely do not allow anyone into “talking you into” cosmetic surgical procedures.
Internal motivation is one of the “keys to success” when it comes to patient satisfaction after surgical procedures.

In brief: No

Absolutely do not allow anyone into “talking you into” cosmetic surgical procedures.
Internal motivation is one of the “keys to success” when it comes to patient satisfaction after surgical procedures.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do not

No do not be pursuaded by someone else.

In brief: Do not

No do not be pursuaded by someone else.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Alexander
You should not be influenced by others to have any cosmetic surgery. Likewise, you should not try to convince anyone else to have any either. It is for an individual and their doctor's to discuss the problem, options available, pros/cons of each option, costs, etc to determine whether it is something that surgery can address effectively and safely
Dr. David Stapenhorst
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on your goal

People should only undergo cosmetic surgery procedures if they want it themselves.
Having a cosmetic procedure for someone else is generally not a good idea. Surgery is a personal decision and should be entered into with confidence in your decision.

In brief: Depends on your goal

People should only undergo cosmetic surgery procedures if they want it themselves.
Having a cosmetic procedure for someone else is generally not a good idea. Surgery is a personal decision and should be entered into with confidence in your decision.
Dr. David Stapenhorst
Dr. David Stapenhorst
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

Sometimes women will let a friend go first to see what the whole experience is like and then proceed.
Be supportive of your friend, but only do surgery if you want it!

In brief: No

Sometimes women will let a friend go first to see what the whole experience is like and then proceed.
Be supportive of your friend, but only do surgery if you want it!
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Up to you

Decisions must be for each person for themselves.
Do not do any procedures either for someone else or because they want you to do it. Each must answer as to what they are concerned about, why are they concerned, and are they willing to accept the risk for the reward of having surgery performed. Being supportive is different...Important. This is a personal decision and settled by you and doctor.

In brief: Up to you

Decisions must be for each person for themselves.
Do not do any procedures either for someone else or because they want you to do it. Each must answer as to what they are concerned about, why are they concerned, and are they willing to accept the risk for the reward of having surgery performed. Being supportive is different...Important. This is a personal decision and settled by you and doctor.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: No

Not if you are yourself ambivalent about it.

In brief: No

Not if you are yourself ambivalent about it.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
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