Plastic surgery, for most people, is practically synonymous with changes in physical appearance. As with any type of change, however, acceptance doesn’t come easy. It is important to note that acceptance doesn’t only pertain to those people whom the patient will encounter following the surgery. Rather, acceptance starts with the patient himself or herself. More to the point, the one who is about to go under the knife must accept the possible (and, in time, actual) changes which would manifest.
Embracing those changes is easier said than done. For that reason, it pays to have a strong support system in the form of family and friends whom you know accept you no matter your appearance. This kind of support will make it easier for you to stand by your decision to make permanent changes in your body. That same support will see you through the recovery stage later on.
Just as people start to adapt to the new you, you too (if slowly) will begin to embrace your new self. That emotional roller coaster ride towards your physical improvement will be a lot more bearable if you can draw strength from your support system. For all things considered, this type of surgery is not simply a body altering one; it is in fact, a life-changing one.