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6 Cosmetic Procedures Brides Want Most

For most couples, their wedding day is the most important day in their lives, a day when all eyes are on them. The event may only last a day, but the photographs will last forever and become part of family history, so it’s no surprise that couples want to look their absolute best.

3 Reasons Cosmetic Surgery is In with Brides

A bride’s wedding preparations used to be relatively simple. A manicure, perhaps some professional hair and make-up, and she was ready to say “I do.” Today, however, more and more women from all kinds of backgrounds are adding cosmetic procedures to their pre-wedding rituals.

The rise in the trend is due to a few factors:

  • Wider acceptance of cosmetic enhancement in general.
  • Older 21st Century brides-to-be, as women marry later than they did a couple of decades ago.
  • More non-invasive treatments that require minimal downtime and are effective in achieving results.

Saying “I Do” to Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

As reported by AAFPRS members, weddings are the number one special event cited by women as a deciding factor in undergoing an aesthetic procedure. The most requested pre-wedding non-surgical fixes in 2012 were:

  • Injectables – 88% – to rejuvenate the face and smooth out facial lines.
  • Dermal Fillers – 75% – to add volume and thickness within the dermis to eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Chemical Peels – 25%  – To deliver radiant skin and rid the face of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

Top 3 Cosmetic Surgeries for Brides

Advances in techniques, reduced recovery times and a growing number of non-invasive anti-ageing options make cosmetic surgery more and more appealing to first-time brides looking for a quick fix prior to their big day.

The most requested pre-wedding surgical procedures in 2012 were

  • Rhinoplasty – 50%
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid lifts) – 48%
  • Facelift – 42%

Timeline: Bridal Cosmetic Surgery

It is important for brides to figure out what procedures they wish to have long before their nuptials to allow time to schedule the procedure, have it done, and allow for any recovery time. We recommend that brides considering cosmetic surgery meet with a surgeon six months in advance of their wedding.

For less invasive procedures such as injectables or chemical peels you need at least one month before your wedding for the treatment to work. This timeline will also allow a bride to return for touch ups, if needed.