While some patients are more upfront about the aesthetic enhancements they’ve had done, others prefer to be more discreet. According to a recent study from the U.K., a lot more patients prefer to downplay their cosmetic enhancements or even hide the fact that they have had work done.

Transform, Britain’s largest cosmetic surgery group, reported a drastic increase in patients seeking more subtle changes to their appearances. The reason? To conceal their procedures from their acquaintances.

According to Transform, more than half of women surveyed concealed non-invasive treatments—like Botox or Juvederm—from their significant other. Another 72% of women admitted to hiding said treatments from their family and friends.

Women apparently aren’t as bad as men. Transform reported hat 81% of male patients admitted to keeping their treatments a secret.

Not only that, three in five patients ask for subtle changes to their appearance that have a more gradual effect.


In the way of most commonly hidden surgical procedures, liposuction took the top spot. Thirty-four percent of women hid the fact that their weight loss was not a result of long gym sessions.

With plastic surgery becoming mainstream in the media, why are patients opting to be so discrete about their treatments? Perhaps the onslaught visibly “plastic” celebrities is giving patients a better understanding of what they don’t want to look like.

Here at the Reflections Center for Skin and Body, our motto is “People will notice, but no one will know”. We strive to enhance your beauty while giving you natural looking results.  At our offices in Livingston and Bridgewater, NJ, we have a plethora of non-invasive treatments available that offer little-to-no downtime.

Don’t worry—your beauty secrets are safe with us!

Medical Director at

Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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