The concept of brides-to-be going to great lengths to look good on their wedding day is nothing new. However, in recent years many women (and men) have turned to a new strategy to achieve their dream wedding look: plastic surgery.
Dr. George Sanders offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments for both women and men. In this blog post he discusses the most common pre-wedding plastic surgery requests he gets.
Common Surgical Pre-Wedding Procedures
For results that last well beyond your wedding day, consider a surgical cosmetic treatment. If you are unhappy with flabby skin and bulges of fat, consider body contouring. Body contouring refers to procedures that sculpt the body’s contours for a more attractive figure. Among the most popular body contouring procedures is liposuction, which can be used to remove stubborn deposits of fat on the body (abdomen, upper arms, thighs, buttocks and other areas) that are resistant to diet and exercise. Tummy tuck and other lift procedures (e.g., thigh lift, arm lift) remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin and tissue for a smoother and tighter appearance.
Breast enhancement procedures like breast augmentation and breast lift are also popular pre-wedding treatment options. Breast augmentation uses breast implants to enhance the size and volume of breasts, while breast lift raises saggy and deflated breasts to a higher and youthful position on the chest wall. Many women choose to combine breast augmentation and breast lift for more aesthetically pleasing results.
Men who are self-conscious about enlarged breast tissue (a condition called “man boobs” by many) can benefit from male breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes fatty tissue and excess skin to create a flatter and more masculine-looking chest.
Because surgical procedures involve a lengthy recovery period, consult with your plastic surgeon well ahead of your wedding day to develop a treatment plan and timeline that works best for you.
Common Pre-Wedding Non-surgical Treatments
If you are looking to tweak your appearance or have minor cosmetic imperfections, a non-surgical treatment option may be more appropriate for you. Botox and dermal fillers offer patients a quick and easy way to soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers are also a great way to fill in hollow facial areas or thin lips and skin tightening with Pixel 8 or Skinfinity is a popular option.
If dry, dull or otherwise damaged skin is your concern, Dr. Sanders can recommend a skin treatment like chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing. These skin treatments can treat an array of skin imperfections including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, lines, age spots and rosacea. Most non-surgical options require little, if any, downtime and can deliver beautiful, rejuvenated skin a few weeks before your wedding day.
Whether you are the bride or groom-to-be, member of the wedding party, or simply a guest, Dr. Sanders can help you look and feel your best for the upcoming special day and beyond. To discuss your surgical and non-surgical cosmetic options, please schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon. Contact Dr. Sanders’ Encino plastic surgery and med spa practice by calling 818.981.3333 or sending us an email today.