Over the last decade or so, more women have been considering plastic surgery to look their best on their wedding day. Going the extra mile to look your best has always been a part of the wedding tradition. At the turn of the century, upper-class women would travel to Paris to get a couture dress made (which they would wear for the first time on their wedding, but also wear on many special occasions). Nowadays, even a modest wedding budget probably includes manicure and hairdressing for the bride, her mother, and maybe the bridesmaids. So it's not surprising that many brides use plastic surgery to help themselves look their best when they know all eyes will be on them.
However, it is important for women to be careful about having plastic surgery in anticipation of their special day. Here are a few important tips:
- Don't get swept up by emotion. Plastic surgery is not for everyone. Make sure it's the right decision for you before you commit to a procedure.
- Timing is important. Make sure you are giving yourself enough time to see the results you want. Many procedures may take months to give the desired effect. Breast augmentation may take up to six months for your implants to settle into a natural shape. Rhinoplasty may take a year for final results. Even a seemingly straightforward procedure like laser hair removal requires three sessions (spaced 8 to 12 weeks apart).
- Work with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Plastic surgery always carries some risk, but you can minimize the risk of complications by working with a qualified surgeon.
If you follow these tips, plastic surgery can help you get your look right for your wedding.
If you are planning your nuptials and think plastic surgery might be a good procedure for you, please schedule a consultation with New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today.