What does every bride wish for on her wedding day? She wants to look her best! A recent survey of facial plastic surgeons revealed that weddings are the number one special event cited by women as a deciding factor to undergo a cosmetic procedure. The top three non-surgical treatments for brides in 2012 were Botox, hyaluronic acid, and chemical peels. The most common surgical procedures were rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and facelift. Find out what quick fixes or long-term treatment plans may be right for you.
Whether you are short on time or on budget, the right skin regime can work wonders to make your skin glow and remain blemish free. Look for products that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or retinol. Eyelash extensions and teeth whitening can be easy beauty enhancements to ensure great photographs as well. Soften the lines between your brows or address crow’s feet with Botox injections. This filler is injected to temporarily relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles; results last three to six months.
Plump up your lips or soften those marionette lines with hyaluronic acid. This temporary filler-lasting six to nine months- works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid and creates volume.
If you are looking for a brighter, smoother complexion, microdermabrasion treatments or chemical peels may be the right solution. These rejuvenate the skin by removing the top layer of dead skin and promoting the production of new skin cells. Wedding season brings brides in for a quick fix Long-term planning Some women have wanted to change a facial feature for years, and the wedding becomes the impetus event. Surgical procedures require at least six months advance planning to ensure complete healing with no residual swelling (particularly for nose surgery) for the main event.
Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. Whether you are concerned with your profile, width, symmetry, structure, or a combination of issues, your facial plastic surgeon will evaluate what improvements can be made.
If you are concerned about drooping eyelids or puffiness or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty could correct these problems. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are removed or repositioned and fine sutures are used to close the inconspicuous incision.
For the older bride, mother of the bride, or future mother-inlaw, a facelift can turn back the clock 10 to 15 years. This procedure rejuvenates the lower two-thirds of the face. The facial plastic surgeon repositions and tightens underlying muscle and tissue. Excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed with sutures. Although the results are permanent, the aging process still continues after surgery.
The best advice for every bride: plan, plan, plan. Talk to your facial plastic surgeon as soon as possible so that you can plan enough time to have whatever treatment or procedure you desire with the final results evident for the big day.