It’s only natural that you would consider cosmetic surgery before your wedding. After all, this is your big day—your time to shine. Hundreds of eyes will be on you. Your groom will think back happily on the way you looked as you walked down the aisle. And your appearance will be forever preserved in your wedding photos. Of course, you don’t want to think about wrinkles, poor skin, lumps under your dress, or breasts that make you feel self-conscious. You want to look perfect on your big day.
You’re not alone—an increasing number of brides are considering pre-wedding cosmetic procedures to look their best on the big day.
If you’re considering plastic surgery, plan ahead and consider these five popular pre-wedding cosmetic procedures.
1. Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers can help you look more youthful. Botox can eliminate the deep creases and wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes. And dermal fillers can take care of laugh lines, thin lips, and gaunt cheeks.
These types of injections can take years off of your face and are an excellent option for women in their late 20s, 30s, or early 40s.
Botox and dermal fillers often require a week to take full effect and may require a touchup, so it’s best to plan to get these cosmetic procedures approximately two weeks before the big day.
2. Chemical Peels
If your skincare routine isn’t helping you achieve the healthy, glowing skin that you want before your big day, consider getting a chemical peel. This non-invasive cosmetic procedure revitalizes the surface of the skin by removing the top layer of old and damaged skin cells. This process also enables your skincare products to better penetrate the dermis.
It takes approximately a week for your new, fresh top layer of skin to appear, so plan a couple weeks ahead for this treatment. After the procedure, you will have a glowing, renewed, and youthful appearance.
For brides getting married later in life and who want a total makeover before the wedding, the facelift is an ideal option to shave years off of the face.
As we age, the skin and underlying tissues begin to sag and wrinkle due to the loss of skin elasticity. Of course, you don’t want your guests or groom to be focused on your wrinkles while you say “I do.” A facelift can return tone to your face, reduce wrinkles and creases, and provide a smoother and more youthful appearance.
It takes approximately six weeks to heal from a facelift—it’s important to give yourself plenty of time if you are interested in undergoing this pre-wedding cosmetic procedure.
Many women will go on strict no-carb diets or even liquid fasts to get rid of excess weightin order to fit like a glove in their wedding gowns. However, no matter how much you exercise or diet, there could still be some stubborn fat pockets that remain on your abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, or buttocks.
Liposuction is the answer. It will effectively eliminate these stubborn fat pockets, giving you a smooth and contoured silhouette. This cosmetic procedure should be planned a month before your wedding in order to ensure you look great in your dress.
5. Breast Surgery
Breast lifts and breast augmentation are popular cosmetic procedures for brides-to-be. If you’ve always wanted to improve the appearance of your breasts, whether by improving firmness and shape or by increasing their size, your wedding day might be the push you need to do it.
Breast surgery can ensure that you look youthful and stunning in your wedding dress and on your honeymoon. It can give you the ideal silhouette that you’ve always dreamed of, at the perfect time.
For optimal results, you should schedule breast surgery at least a month before the big day.