Plastic surgery is a personal decision, yet it involves many different emotions not only for the patient but for those involved in the patient’s life as well. Choosing to proceed with plastic surgery can conjure up many different emotions. The emotions can range from self-doubt to anxiety, and most patients will look to friends and family members to help ease the tension. It is important to have the right support when choosing to have plastic surgery. Friends and family can be helpful; however, it is important to remember that they approach the situation with their own set of emotions and preconceived ideas. For some patients, after having procedures like breast augmentation they find that some of their friendships become strained through what they describe as jealousy. It can be difficult for a friendship when one of the friends has had plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation or liposuction which dramatically changed their outer appearance. In many cases the patient is more comfortable, has higher self-esteem and self-confidence. This can cause some patients to be more outgoing and for some friends this could breed jealousy. It is important for patients to understand that friends and family members in some cases need to be given the time to get used to “the new you”. With a little time and understanding most relationships can return to what they were prior to surgery. Also, remember that you can refer friends and family to Dr. Kim and they too can experience the same satisfactory results. Dr. Kim encourages patients who are considering plastic surgery procedures to schedule a consultation to see which procedures are best for them. Dr. Kim enjoys a robust practice with plenty of referrals and appreciates patients who share their experience.