Something Old, Something New, Something Lifted, Something Blue
Posted on 08/09/2013 on behalf of Dr. Kenrick Spence, M.D., F.A.C.S.
I'm among the many plastic surgeons in Orlando and around the nation who have seen an increase in the amount of brides undergoing cosmetic procedures before they tie the knot. Women want to look their best at their weddings, aware of how many photos will be taken and how many times those photos will be seen for decades to come. But a major surgery, even if it's cosmetic, can throw a wrench into the already-stressful process of planning a wedding.
Non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are great for brides looking for a visible improvement without a lot of recovery time or expense. Procedures such as these can provide beautiful, subtle results just in time for that big walk down the aisle. Best of all, these procedures are relatively quick -- so a bride can pop in for a treatment between meetings with the DJ and the florist. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can also be great non-surgical options to make a bride's face really glow when she lifts that veil, although they may require a few weeks of recovery time depending on the strength of the treatment.
For brides who really want the more comprehensive transformation of surgery, I recommend planning ahead. Although popular procedures such as rhinoplasty and facelift surgery can enhance features and change lives, they can also require recuperation times of up to several weeks. It's important for patients to give their bodies plenty of time to heal. I
f you know a bride-to-be who's considering a cosmetic procedure before her big day, a gift card can make a great shower gift. Available in multiple denominations, these are perfect ways for anyone to help provide a loved one with an extra boost of confidence during an emotional time.