Guideline to Bridal Plastic Surgery


We have always had a steady stream of brides coming in to have a little tune up before the wedding. These procedures have included breast augmentation, liposuction, Botox, fillers, and a number of other miscellaneous procedures. This year our number of brides has significantly increased and this article gives you a few guidelines for bridal plastic surgery.

First, plastic surgery takes time to heal. You need about a month for your breast augmentation to settle into its perfect position. There is still swelling and muscle spasm. So these may not agree with the fitting of the wedding dress. With respect to liposuction, a surgical garment is worn for the first month. However, there is still some swelling for several more months. A reasonable time to do liposuction before a wedding is two months, it can be done within a month, but there is still some swelling.

With respect to facial surgery whether it’s for the bride or the mother of the bride a similar timetable applies. You can be socially presentable after eyelid, brow, or facial surgery within a week, but for an event like a wedding or a major party a month is best. If there is some little bit of bruising and usually goes away in a week. The majority of swelling if there is any has settled down within a month.

The timeline for Botox and fillers is much simpler. Botox kicks in within 24 to 48 hours and lasts for four months. This helps to smooth wrinkles between the eyes on the forehead and in the crows feet. The result of fillers is basically instantaneous. These work very well in the nasolabial folds, in the lips, around the mouth, and under the eyes. Rarely there is some bruising with this, so you should allow at least a week if not two before an event.

Weddings can be the most important event in a person’s life. The bride is always the center of the wedding and with all the photography, videos, and social media she wants to look her absolute best. All brides want to be the best that they can on their wedding day and this includes taking care of things that have bothered them their entire lives such as small breasts, droopy breasts, and areas of diet resistant fat which are not flattering in a beautiful form-fitting wedding dress. Mothers of the bride (and groom) likewise want to look their best. Facial surgery is the most common procedure for the older members of the wedding party. We have done brow lifts, facelifts, eyelid lifts, as well as the more common liposuction procedures.

Hopefully these hints and timelines are helpful to you with your wedding plans if you are considering including some bridal plastic surgery as a prelude to the big event. 
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