Looking and Feeling Your Best for Your Special Day
Now let’s talk details … Maybe you don’t know what procedure to get – we’ve got you covered. Or maybe you know exactly what you want but aren’t sure when to get it done. It’s very important to follow a timeline if you are planning a wedding and plastic surgery at the same time so that you are 100% recovered before the big day. We’ll answer all of these questions and more in this blog. Of course, as always, consult your plastic surgeon for specifics!
When deciding to undergo plastic surgery, it is always best to meet with a plastic surgeon for a consultation. At your initial consultation, you can discuss your goals and your surgeon will advise you on which procedures can give you the results you are looking for. They will also discuss with you a timeline for recovery, so you can plan around your big day.
Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures and Their Timelines
Looking to smooth the lines and wrinkles in your face with something quick, easy and cost-effective? If you’re not quite ready for surgery, botox may be for you. With immediate results, botox will allow you to look youthful and refreshed. For the best results, seek treatment two to three months prior to your wedding day. Botox is one of the members of a group called “neuromodulators.” Founder and lead plastic surgeon of Finn Plastic Surgery, Dr. Charles Finnhese says that these are used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them.
Another injectable neuromodulator that gives you instant results is Juvederm. This procedure can give you fuller lips, smoother skin or fill in laugh lines. Juvederm treatment should also be done two to three months before your wedding day.
If you’ve been eating healthy and exercising regularly, but are hoping to make more of a change, liposuction may be a treatment to look into. CARE Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Brian S. Coan says that liposuction is permanent fat removal from specific areas of the body. It can be used to slim and reshape virtually any area of the body. The most common places liposuction is used are the abdomen, the hips, the thighs, and the neck. Liposuction results are immediately visible and continue to improve as swelling goes down. To ensure a full recovery and the best results, this procedure should be performed six to eight months prior to your wedding date.
If you are looking to fill in your wedding gown a bit better, a breast augmentation can give you perkier, natural-looking breasts. Breast augmentation involves placing breast implants to increase the appearance of the size of your breasts. Augmentation can also be done using your own fat, transferred from your abdomen, to increase your breast size. This procedure should also be performed six to eight months before your wedding. Getting your implants sooner makes it easier to fit in dress shopping or any needed alterations. Whether you wish to increase the size of your breasts or adjust their shape, CARE Plastic Surgery is ready to help you explore the possibilities and achieve the results that are best for you and your body.
If you’re looking for a flatter tummy and tightened muscles, a tummy tuck can help you achieve what you desire. A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty is an operation done to remove unwanted excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. This procedure contours the abdominal area, making the stomach flatter and the waist slimmer. Tummy tucks should be performed six to eight months before your wedding. Find more information about what to expect and the recovery process on FINN Plastic Surgery’s website.
In addition to more-permanent treatments, facials are another service that both CARE Plastic Surgery and Finn Plastic Surgery offer. Chemical peeling is a cosmetic technique that can rejuvenate and improve the appearance of the skin. Make sure to schedule your appointment for a chemical peel four to six months in advance of your weddings. Other facials can be left to last-minute for that extra gorgeous glow!
Debunking Common Myths About Plastic Surgery
There are lots of myths about plastic surgery. If you’re going to be participating in any treatments, it’s important to know the truth. Every treatment has its own benefits and potential risks. It’s critical that you do your research (such as reading this article!) so that you can choose a board-certified plastic surgeon – like Dr. Charles Finn or Dr. Brian S. Coan – who is qualified to explain all of your available options.
Myth #1: Plastic surgery is only used to improve your appearance.
Plastic surgery goes way beyond altering your appearance. It can be beneficial for many reasons — from hand reconstruction to scar revisions. Plastic surgery procedures can help you feel more confident about how you look — which is a valuable result in itself. However, plastic surgery is not just about aesthetics — it’s also about how your body functions overall.
Plastic surgery can fix birth defects (which can cause problems with nursing, eating or speech), restore hand function after an injury or repair a skin cancer tumor.
Myth #2: Plastic surgery is only for people who don’t like their appearance.
You’ve probably seen stories in the media about celebrities drastically changing their appearances with many plastic surgery procedures. That only accounts for a small number of patients. The truth is that one or a couple of procedures will not change your whole appearance. Instead, especially with Finn and CARE, plastic surgery is used to emphasize your natural beauty. You can love the way you look but still want an extra boost of confidence with a small procedure!
Myth #3: Plastic surgery is only for women.
While women do make up the majority of plastic surgery patients, they’re not the only patients of plastic surgeons. Men can have procedures done to reduce stomach fat, reduce breast size and erase a double chin.
Myth #4: the results of plastic surgery last forever.
Plastic surgery may allow you to experience quick and noticeable results — but it’s not magic. It can alter the effects of aging or injuries, but it won’t prevent your body from continuing to change and age after the procedure.
In order to make the results last longer, you can make lifestyle changes such as changing your skincare routine to maintain your skin health, eating healthy, exercising regularly and committing to less-invasive office procedures or surgical touch-ups to maintain the results of the plastic surgery.
Myth #5: Liposuction is an easy way to lose weight.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. It works best on patients that are close to their ideal weight. Your cosmetic surgeon will usually ask you to lose as much weight as you can before performing liposuction. The results will be better if you are as healthy as possible prior to surgery.
For more wedding preparation tips for looking and feeling your best, check out The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Countdown! From skin care to hair and makeup, this blog has you covered!