Plastic surgery and your wedding day

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Jul 4, 2014 9:30:00 AM

plastic-surgery-before-weddingYou want your wedding day to be perfect. Your love found the perfect engagement ring. You’ve exercised and dieted to get your ideal body so you can look smashing in your gorgeous wedding dress. You’ve covered all the bases, but you aren’t quite ready. Perhaps you’ve lost a significant amount of weight in preparation only to find that your breasts aren’t what they once were, or maybe you’ve begun to notice fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth, or despite your exercise diet, you have unwanted stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge. What is one to do? Along with all of your other wedding preparations, perhaps it is time to also consider additional options to achieve the wedding look you desire.

For women who want to boost their confidence and look radiant on their wedding day, plastic surgery and minimally invasive treatments may provide the solution. However, it is important when scheduling your procedures and treatments that you allow plenty of time for the procedure itself and recovery. For some procedures and treatments, this may mean scheduling them as far as a year in advance of your procedure, while for others, such as certain skin treatments, several weeks may be enough.

For surgical procedures, three months prior to the wedding is a bare minimum, but six months or more is even better. Even minor surgical procedures will have the potential for bruising or swelling that may take time to resolve. For skin care treatments such as chemical peels, Botox® or dermal fillers, it may be advisable to schedule your first treatment as far as a year in advance to be sure you are pleased with the results, or to build on results so that by your wedding day you have achieved your ideal look. 

For brides who have lost (and kept off) a large amount of weight in preparation for their wedding day, they may find some unintended negative results of their weight loss, primarily excess skin and unattractive fat deposits that won’t budge. For these women, a tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation, thigh lift, and arm lift are not uncommon, but again it is important to allow plenty of time for recovery and healing. With an arm lift in particular, it may take a year for the incisions to flatten and fade.

Other brides may choose breast augmentation, liposuction, or injectable fillers to look and feel their best.  Breast augmentation and liposuction are also popular among older brides as are breast lifts, tummy tucks, and facial rejuvenation procedures. Older brides particularly tend to find brow and eyelid lifts beneficial as well as neck- and facelifts. Brow and eyelid lifts are also popular among mothers of brides and grooms.

If you are planning your wedding and wish to include plastic surgery or other treatments in your pre-wedding plans, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery as early in your planning as possible. We would be delighted to join you during this exciting journey. Call us today at (913) 663-3838 or (816) 436-3262 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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