Wedding planning is not all about sourcing for the perfect venue, most beautiful dress and cake. The wedding day is meant to be the bride’s most important day of her life and it is natural that she will want to look her best.
But what cosmetic procedures can she do and when to do them for the best results?
BREAST ENHANCEMENT / BREAST LIFT
One of the most popular surgical plastic surgery procedures in the wedding makeover is breast augmentation. A lot of women are conscious about the size of their breasts and want a bustier look to fill in their beautiful wedding dress. There are two ways to augment the breast—using breast implants or using fat grafting.
Another popular procedure involving the breasts is breast lift. It reshapes the breasts and lifts them to a perkier and higher position on the chest to create a pair of natural-looking breasts that accentuates a woman’s bodily curves. However, the scars may take more than 6 months to fade away.
When to do it: At least 2-3 months before the big day
Imagine this: even after much exercise and diet, you still find pockets of stubborn fat that makes it difficult for you to slip into that wedding gown. No worries! Liposuction is ideal for women who want to remove small pockets of fat for a better body contour and a shapelier silhouette to look their best in a form-fitting wedding dress.
When to do it:
Small areas and pockets such as arms, inner thigh, outer thigh, hips – 2-3 months before the big day
Large or many areas such as circumferential liposuction – 6 months before the big day
In the case when you are only a few months away from your wedding day, and still want some body contouring, I have just the right solution for you. Small areas sequential liposuction is a minor procedure aimed to remove small pockets of fat (100cc) under local anesthesia. For sequential liposuction, one small procedure may be done each week without any downtime; it takes only 1 day to go back to work, but it will take around 1.5 months maximum to get the swelling to subside.
When to do it: 1.5 months before the big day
This procedure involves strategic injections of botulinum toxin (brand name Botox®) to smooth facial wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows and on the neck. Even though there is no downtime for this procedure, it still takes 3-7 days to see results.
When to do it: 2 weeks before the big day
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Volbella, are perfect for plumping the cheeks, filling in your lips, enhancing cheekbones, and even the hands to give a more youthful and glowing appearance. Similar to Botox® injections, hyaluronic acid fillers have no downtime but they do take some time to take effect. Even so, you should still test fillers out at least 4 months in advance to see if you like the new appearance.
When to do it: 2 weeks before the big day
There is only so much makeup (and Photoshop) can do. Getting a glowing and flawless skin should be the most important for your wedding day. There are many treatments available depending on the skin condition you want improved.
For example, microdermabrasion uses textured blasts to exfoliate the skin and brighten complexion, while chemical peels can help reduce any scarring and the appearance of acne. Laser treatments help to smoothen the surface of the skin to get a glowing complexion, while Ultherapy® uses ultrasounds to tighten and tone the skin on your neck, face, and brow, to give a rejuvenated and uplifted look on the face and neck.
When to do it: 1 month before the big day
If you are planning for an upcoming wedding and want to make plastic surgery part of the plan, look for an experienced surgeon to best guide you to achieve your goals so you can look and feel your very best!
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.