A recent trend in the AAFPRS has shown a rise in women going to a plastic surgeon with either a friend or family member. In fact, there has been a 16% increase in mother-daughter procedures and a 12% increase in sister-sister procedures.
What are the benefits of doing a procedure together? For some patients, rather than going on a trip together, they have the chance to share their experiences with each other. Recuperation can take place during the same time period and post procedure visits are often at the same time.
At Dr. Shah’s office, friends or family members who plan their surgeries together often have a chance to bond over their experiences. It is an opportunity for them to share in their procedures and support each other in the healing process. Many patients make it a fun experience together.