Cosmetic Procedures Before Your Big Day
Whether it’s a small and intimate wedding or a grand and extravagant affair, every bride shares a common goal: she just wants to look and feel her very best on her most special day. One of the ways many brides-to-be are now preparing for their weddings is by pursuing the plastic surgery enhancements they have always wanted. Often it’s a tummy tuck, an arm lift, breast implants, or even injectables like Botox® or Juvederm®. Both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures have become essential items on the wedding “to-do” list for many brides.
We’ve definitely noticed this trend here at Perimeter Plastic Surgery. Each year, as the wedding seasons approach, we get an influx of women who want some “extra help” preparing for their weddings, and we’re happy to assist in any way we can. Now, obviously, we can’t help plan your wedding reception or assist you with your guest list or writing your vows. But we can provide you with a bridal makeover to help you look and feel your best on your big day. Many women are coming to us for just that.
“A person’s wedding day—or that of a loved one—is a huge day for a lot of people,” says Mark Deutsch, MD, FACS, double board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Perimeter Plastic Surgery. “When people start to try on clothes and envision walking down the aisle, they also start thinking about how they can make the day as close to picture-perfect as possible. When you’re getting married, you have a certain vision for your wedding, and some people find they need a little extra help achieving that look for themselves. That’s what we’re here for.”
Besides the obvious aesthetic improvement, another plus about having a bridal makeover is often the cosmetic procedures are easier to have done than most people think. “When many people hear ‘cosmetic procedure’ they immediately think don’t have time, when in fact it’s probably much easier to fit into their busy schedules than they realize,” notes Dr. Deutsch.
It’s true that more involved procedures like tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and liposuctions do require longer plastic surgery recovery than the non- and minimally-invasive procedures. But with the right planning, we can help you make it happen. However, if your schedule truly doesn’t permit it, a non-invasive procedure like an injectable dermal filler may be the solution, depending on your needs. Injectables normally require little or no downtime and are usually performed in less than an hour. Even the busiest of brides can usually fit in these types of procedures into their busy pre-wedding schedules.
What a “Bridal Makeover” Entails
Sometimes people wonder what exactly is involved in a “bridal makeover.” The truth is, it’s not one procedure or a particular grouping of treatments, but a term that’s been coined to refer to any number of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out by a bride-to-be during the months leading up to her wedding days, to help her look and feel picture-perfect for her special day.
The bridal makeover at Perimeter Plastic Surgery is designed to be tailored to each bride-to-be’s unique needs. You can choose to have as many or as few procedures or treatments as you would like. Procedures can be performed individually, or used in combination, to achieve maximum results. No matter what aspect of you body that you may be unsatisfied with, Dr. Deutsch has a treatment or procedure that can help you! But you do need to plan out what treatments you’d like done and when. This is important because certain procedures need to be done several months in advance, while others can be performed during the last few days or weeks before the wedding.
Here are some of the procedures and treatments that are commonly requested by brides-to-be and when they should be performed: