Few experiences will match the joy, excitement, and intensity of your wedding day. However, for women undergoing breast augmentation in anticipation of their wedding and honeymoon, there are a number of issues to take into consideration when scheduling your procedure. On your wedding day you want to look and feel your best. Here are several tips for scheduling your breast augmentation in anticipation of your wedding day and honeymoon.
Scheduling your consultation and surgery
It may seem like a long time, but ideally, schedule your breast augmentation consultation as far as a year before your wedding day. Scheduling your consultation a year out will ensure that you have plenty of time not only for your wedding and honeymoon, but also that you will be well healed and able to try on wedding dresses. Scheduling so far in advance also allows for time between your consultation and surgery date. Many women are surprised to find that surgery typically isn’t scheduled right away after the consultation, but often a month or more afterwards. This time gap allows you to consider all of the options presented during your consultation and also ensures that you have plenty of time to get pre-surgery testing done, and to have an additional preoperative appointment with your surgeon to confirm your options and choices.
After your consultation and surgery, your recovery will begin. No woman wants to go dress shopping, let alone try on wedding dresses, when she feels sore, swollen, and is wearing compression garments after surgery. Plus, you will have restrictions on your activities and on moving your arms during the first few weeks after your breast augmentation. Trying on dresses, working on wedding planning, or walking down the aisle are all activities to be reserved for a time when you are well into healing and feeling good.
Trying on wedding dresses
Most brides take two to three months to try on and select a wedding gown, and most dresses require at least a few alterations to ensure the perfect fit. By the time you are trying on gowns, you want to be fully healed. And remember, your implants will slowly settle into place and your breasts will take on their final shape several months after surgery, contributing to your new silhouette.
Schedule four months out at a minimum
If you don’t have the luxury of a year to heal and recover, at a bare minimum allow yourself four to five months. Although you may still have some swelling and your implants may not have settled into their ultimate position, you will have a good idea of your final size and appearance. You will still be able to get a good approximation of your wedding gown fit, but may need a second adjustment closer to the big day. Four months out will also allow you to be healed enough to safely and comfortably travel for your honeymoon and participate in activities such as swimming and snorkeling.
Ultimately, the more time you have to heal and recover from your breast augmentation, the less you can worry about discomfort or your appearance and the more you can focus on enjoying your big day.To learn more about your breast augmentation options and how breast surgery may fit into your wedding and honeymoon plans, call Monarch Plastic Surgery today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing locations or (816) 436-3262 for North Kansas City. We look forward to helping you feel and look your best on your wedding day.