In the age of Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and so many more photo and video platforms, brides want to look their best. Some are even turning to plastic surgery! Derms discuss this growing trend below — would you go under the knife before your big day?
Every bride wants to look and feel amazing on her wedding day. Most women do this with the help of a professional makeup artist and hairstylist, but a growing number of women are actually going under the knife to look picture perfect on their big day.
Dr. Andrew Miller, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practices in New York City and New Jersey, told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY:
“Usually before a wedding, patients focus on things for their face. The body isn’t as important before a wedding — usually some dieting goes on, but nothing major that could affect the fit of a wedding dress. Patients often ask for rhinoplasty because so many photos will be taken. Parents of the bride or groom often ask for eyelid surgery or even a facelift for the same reasons. For anyone in the wedding party, small things like Botox or fillers are often performed for quick and easy improvements.”
If you are thinking, wait, I’m getting married but I’m under 30! Aren’t I too young to get plastic surgery? Dr. Miller says: “There is not really an age requirement for plastic surgery. Protruding ears can be set back as early as six years old to avoid ridicule at school. Rhinoplasty can be performed by age 15 to reshape the nose and provide a nice increase in self-confidence. Most other procedures are performed after age 18, but the patient’s maturity in decision making is always taken into account — you have to do plastic surgery for the right reasons.”
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 66 percent of AAFPRS surgeons reported that non-surgical procedures are on the rise.
51 percent of AAFPRS members say that more and more men and women aged 20-40 are getting non-invasive treatments like injectables, peels and lasers. BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are very popular. Rhinoplasty is the most requested surgery.
Fred G. Fedok, MD, president of the AAFPRS, says: “Essentially weekly, I see patients that request aesthetic ‘help’ before an upcoming social event. For example, brides and other members of a wedding party have frequently scheduled appointments at the same time. Fillers and neuromodulators can provide some very nice touchups.”
As always, think about what you are doing and make sure you have time to heal if something were to go wrong:
Dr. Fedok warns, “Although they are coming in for non-invasive treatments they should be reminded that they are undergoing a medical procedure and should be well informed of the potential risks involved. Fortunately, the risks are uncommon and one can proceed happily into the joyous occasion. All procedures, however, should be performed far enough in advance of a big event like a wedding as swelling and bruising may occur.”
HollywoodLifers, would you get plastic surgery before your wedding?