You know you’ve thought about it, we all have! As a whole, the human race is very self-critical. We see every little imperfection like it was a huge blemish. We also tend to be very vocal with our friends and family about our imperfections. How often have you voiced the desire to lose a few pounds or tone up an area or complained about the terrible combination of gravity and age? When you hear loved ones talk about their trouble areas (sometimes incessantly!), do you ever want to suggest that they “take care of it” with cosmetic surgery? Maybe you don’t want to hurt their feelings or maybe you fear for your own safety…
Regardless of the reasons for wanting to suggest it (whether selfish or altruistic), here are the top ways to recommend Cosmetic Surgery to your loved ones…
10. Just Say It.
This is probably the most dangerous option on the list (Guys, this is especially true for you). If you decide to go the route of brutal honesty, be ready to duck!
9. Drop Hints.
This could be almost anything, from snide comments about how they “used to look” to leaving business cards from your local cosmetic surgery center lying around. You could also make www.omahaliposuction.com their homepage (shameless plug there).
8. Ransom Style Anonymous Note.
If you really want to go all out, you could cut out the letters and mail it or you could send a post card with a person with a great figure that says “Wish you were here!” Warning: this one is likely to hurt some feelings, so be ready for the fall out!
If it’s aging that’s the issue, you could spray them down with Downy Wrinkle Releaser and then say, “Huh, it didn’t work, maybe we should try Botox.”
6. Take photos of their bad side on purpose.
5. Buy sexy clothing for them.
All women want to look good in their lingerie, so this is a nice incentive (bonus for you too!) A variation of this would be to buy clothing that’s too small, but be careful – that one could backfire.
4. I have this “friend”…
Talk to them about your “friend’s significant other” who has had cosmetic surgery and how happy they are about their decision. This carries more weight if it’s true and they can actually talk to the other person.
3. Give them a gift card from a Cosmetic Surgery center.
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2. Plan a Vacation.
If you buy tickets to take them on a beach vacation and put the date on the calendar, there’s pressure to look good in a swimsuit. But be sure to plan well ahead. If you’re planning for cosmetic surgery, you’ll want at least 6 weeks from surgery date to travel date to make sure that their swelling won’t affect how they look on the beach.
1. Be the Guinea Pig.
The best way to convince someone else to have cosmetic surgery is to do it yourself first. That way, you can show how much you care by “checking the place out” first to make sure that they get the very best. Plus, you get the bonus of improving yourself too!
Cosmetic surgery can be very rewarding for all involved. Most people have at least had the thought cross their mind, so the conversation can actually be pretty easy, as long as you keep their goals in mind, not yours.Jennifer Tighe de Soto, MD is a cosmetic surgeon who is board certified through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. For more advice from Dr. de Soto on body sculpting and other aesthetic treatments please visit www.omahaliposuction.com where you can read her blog and see before and after photos of actual patients.