Commenting on Houston Plastic Surgery: What’s the Etiquette?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Areas Near Houston & Sugar Land, TX

Apr 26, 2010

In our Houston community it’s not uncommon for our acquaintances, colleagues, friends and/or family to have undergone plastic surgery of some sort, whether that’s breast augmentation, liposuction, or a facelift.  If you wonder about whether or not you should comment or ask questions about the person’s new appearance, you’re not alone.  While some people are quite open and vocal about their plastic surgery, others prefer to be more private, so if you say anything, it’s best to err on the side of caution by either saying nothing if in a group of people, or by limiting comments to “You look fantastic.”  It’s always okay to tell someone they look great if it’s a sincere compliment.  However, it is not okay to ask someone if they’ve had work done.  Another guideline is to think about how well you know the person.  If the person who had a facelift is a peripheral friend or acquaintance, then keep it simple if you say anything at all, such as “You’re looking great.”  Of course, closer friends and/or family members may be more comfortable talking to you in private about their plastic surgery procedure.  It’s normal for you to have curiosity about another’s plastic surgery procedure, and the best person to talk to would be a board certified plastic surgeon with a long-time career.  In Houston, Dr. Michael Eisemann is a triple board certified plastic surgeon whose career has spanned nearly 3 decades in helping his patients look their best.