Because of the popularity of instant social media, there has been a rising pressure on both men and women to have the perfect appearance. Add that to the pressure of a wedding, and you can start to feel overwhelmed. Of course, every bride wants to look her very best, and in nearly all cases, hairstylists and makeup artists are employed. However, we are seeing a rise in the number of women who are seeking and undergoing cosmetic procedures before their nuptials.
Cosmetic surgeons say that most of the focus is on the facial area. The emphasis is not on the body because many brides choose to diet before their big day. Many patients seek cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty. Minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox or fillers are also popular, as these procedures produce great results while being quick and easy.
We are also seeing a number of parents asking for cosmetic procedures such as eyelid surgery or even facelifts, so that they too, can look and feel their best. Many people may be thinking that they are too young for plastic surgery. Actually, there are few age requirements for cosmetic procedures.
There are several interesting statistics about the number of cosmetic procedures that are being performed. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, approximately 66% of AAFPRS member physicians report a rise in non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
About 51% of members say that they are seeing an increasing number of both women and men between the ages of 20 and 40 receiving non-invasive treatments such as laser therapy, peels, and injectables, while rhinoplasty is the most requested procedure.
President of the AAFPRS, Fred G. Fedok, MD, says that he sees patients on a near weekly basis that are requesting procedures prior to a social event. He says that brides and members of the wedding party often schedule cosmetic procedures at the same time.
While many of these cosmetic procedures are minimally or non-invasive, it is a good idea that they be done far in advance of the event, as in some cases there may be minor swelling, redness, or bruising.
Says Dr. Wright, “If you are thinking about cosmetic procedures prior to a wedding or other special event, I suggest that you have the procedure completed in a suitable amount of time so that the results are the best they can be.”
Please call us today if you are interested in cosmetic procedures to help you look your best on the big day!