When it comes to weddings, not only do brides and grooms say ‘I do’ to plastic surgery, the entire family and bridal party want to look their best on the big day. Even celebrities like born this way, Lady Gaga wants pre-wedding plastic surgery for instant results to look flawless on her wedding day.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD reported that when wedding season comes around, “dozens of wedding parties make their way into [his] office to see what they can sneak in plastic surgery procedure-wise in time for their big days.”
“Many people come in before an event, whether they are the bride, bridesmaid, mother, or just a guest. It can be weddings or any other important event where a group of people are gathering to celebrate… a baby shower, graduations, a charity event, and so on,” Dr. Wigoda adds. “Unfortunately, some have come too close to the date where it would be risky to have the surgery because they may still be bruised or swollen.”
A RealSelf Trends article recently reported that women spend more time researching plastic surgery over their weddings, of the brides surveyed in the RealSelf article 70% said they researched two to five different doctors, while 11% some looked at six to ten doctors said they looked at six to ten doctors and 5% vetted ten or more. It is important that if you’re doing your research, you should know when to have your plastic surgery procedure done so you can look your best on the big day.
Remember Timing is Everything
“The best advice,” Dr. Wigoda offered, “Is to plan ahead. And if you are thinking about plastic surgery, try to have it done 4 to 6 months prior. If it’s just an injectable or peel, try to do it about a month before the event.”
Considering plastic surgery work before a wedding, high school reunion or special event? Here are some of the additional plastic surgery timelines Dr. Wigoda wants you to keep in mind.
- Painless Breast Implants – Plan at least 3-6 months in advance to give the implants some time to drop and appear more natural. If possible, sooner is always better.
- Liposuction – Get this procedure done at least 3 months in advance as it generally takes 1-3 months for all of the swelling to be gone to be able to see the final contour.
- Botox and Fillers – Give yourself at least 3-4 weeks between injections for your event and you’re smooth to go!
- Facelift – This procedure lasts longer than Botox and fillers so it’s no surprise that the healing process is also a bit longer. For truly age-reversing results, allow 3-6 months before you make your grand debut.
- Browlift – Spending sleepless nights worrying about your special event? No need to worry about looking tired! Allow 3-6 months healing time before the event.
- Facials and Peels – A facial might cause more breakouts, even if the aesthetician did everything right because your skin isn’t used to stirring up bacteria during extractions. Never have a facial within a week of an important event and should really plan closer to 3-4 weeks out.
At big events, it’s OK to want to look just right in that selfie with your new husband or picture-perfect with your family, and enhance your appearance with some plastic surgery procedures you may have been putting off. The key to plastic surgery for your wedding or big event is to give yourself time to heal.
Research “The One”
Don’t forget, choosing “the one” to do your plastic surgery is the most important step in getting your plastic surgery done on the big day. Read this recent article on a few things you will need to do before committing to a plastic surgeon and going under the knife.
If you’re considering plastic surgery before a wedding, a high school reunion or a big event in your life, contact Dr. Wigoda today to discuss your timeline and options for best results.