A few years ago there was a reality TV show called Bridalplasty on E! where 12 women competed to win plastic surgery procedures before their wedding day. Recent surveys state that this trend might be more popular than thought, in fact some say that 10% of brides now undergo surgery or injections before their wedding.
Brides feel a need to look perfect for their weddings. There are the old favorites for wedding prep like fake eyelashes, updos, nails and professional teeth whitening and then some new tricks like BOTOX, Facial Fillers, Miradry to hide sweating and even Exilis or CoolSculpting for some last minute fat reduction.
New York plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg has added a pre-wedding cosmetic surgery guide to his practice. The guide provides treatment and healing time frames for surgical and non-invasive options (some can be performed just 3 days before the wedding day).
"The key to attaining your best wedding look begins with proper planning," says Greenberg. "Five to three months prior to your special day is a great time to consider what it is that will make you look and feel your best."
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the most requested pre-wedding non surgical procedures in 2012 were:
Rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and mini facelifts topped the list of pre-wedding surgical procedures.
In a recent press release, New York City Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Carlin Vickery said, "I did a scar revision on a really ugly shoulder disfigurement caused by an earlier shoulder surgery. The bride wanted to wear a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown but felt self-conscious about the scarred shoulder. Post-surgery the scar went from beet red to flat and white. She looked and felt gorgeous in her wedding gown."
Dr. Vickery also recently removed some unsightly raised moles from the face of a bride to be with stunning results.
And it's not just facial procedures that are more popular... The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery sees this trend too, in fact their tag line for their upcoming World Congress on Advanced Liposculpture and Body Contouring in New York City October 2-5, 2013 is "More brides are seeking liposculpture procedures before their big day."
By: Keith Veseleny