Can I Get Plastic Surgery Before My Wedding?

The love of your life has popped the question, and of course, you answered with a resounding, “Yes!” Now, the wedding planning process is in full swing, and you may be starting to think about your wedding day look. Aside from picking out the perfect gown and selecting your accessories, you might be considering plastic surgery procedures that you want to have performed in advance.

It is possible to have plastic surgery performed prior to your wedding, but it’s very important that you keep the timeline for the procedure, as well as the complete recovery, in mind. Our guide will help you determine if plastic surgery is right for you and if it is possible to have plastic surgery before your upcoming wedding.

Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for Brides

These are a few of the most common plastic surgery procedures that brides request before their wedding day arrives:

  • Rhinoplasty — Known more commonly as a nose job, rhinoplasty is the plastic surgery procedure that can improve the size, shape, and appearance of your nose. With this procedure, a plastic surgeon can eliminate a bump or hump on your nose, or the surgeon can adjust the size of your nose so that it is more proportional to the rest of your facial features. A qualified plastic surgeon can ensure that you have the facial profile of your dreams before your wedding day.
  • Breast Augmentation — Many brides want to have a breast augmentation performed prior to their wedding so that they can select the wedding dress of their dreams with confidence. A breast augmentation can be performed in order to increase or reduce the size of your breasts, allowing you to achieve the body shape that you have always wanted.
  • Facelift — In order to enjoy a more youthful appearance on your wedding day, you may be considering a facelift procedure. The facelift procedure can be performed in order to eliminate lines and wrinkles on your face, and to tighten up skin that may be sagging. Your surgeon may recommend that this procedure be performed in combination with other plastic surgery procedures in order to achieve the best possible results.
  • Liposuction — If you have been struggling to lose those last few pounds, or you are hoping to tighten your body in order to slip into that gorgeous, fitted gown, then liposuction may be the right plastic surgery procedure for you before your wedding. During the liposuction procedure, the plastic surgeon will remove excess fat from the abdominal region, thighs, buttocks, or other areas of the body. Then, the surgeon will tighten skin in the area in order to achieve a lithe, healthy look.

An experienced plastic surgeon can work with you to help you decide which plastic surgery procedure(s) will be best for you before you walk down the aisle. It is important to partner with a plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing you with the personalized results that you deserve.

Recommended Timeline for Brides Who Want Plastic Surgery

If you are interested in having plastic surgery done prior to your wedding, you need to begin the process of researching plastic surgeons as soon as possible. In general, you will want to have any plastic surgery performed about a year in advance of your wedding date. That means you might want to consider looking for a plastic surgeon before you select the venue and put down deposits.

Whether the initial recovery period for your chosen plastic surgery procedure is 6 weeks or 6 months, you will want to allow yourself one full year between the surgery date and your wedding date in order to get the best possible results. Here are a few factors to consider when fitting a plastic surgery procedure into your wedding timeline:

  • It often takes 12 months for the body to fully heal from the surgery and for the results to settle. To have the best possible appearance on your wedding day, you will want to have your surgery at least a year in advance.
  • You may need to order your wedding dress 9-12 months prior to your wedding day. By having your surgery a year in advance, you will be ready to select a dress and undergo fittings with your new size and shape.
  • After 12 months, you will not have any restrictions on your activities. This will allow you to enjoy your wedding day to the fullest, without worrying that you may injure yourself or impact the results of your plastic surgery procedure.

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Last Minute Brides

If you do not have time for a plastic surgery procedure performed before your wedding, then you may want to consider some minimally-invasive, non-surgical options that can improve your appearance.

  • Laser-skin Resurfacing — Laser-skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that can help you achieve a glowing look in a short amount of time. Laser-skin resurfacing can help reduce the appearance of dark spots or scars on the face, and also helps to promote healthy skin growth and development.
  • Laser Hair Removal — Laser hair removal can be performed in the weeks leading up to your wedding, allowing you to feel fresh and confident when you marry the love of your life.
  • Injectable Fillers — Injectable fillers, such as BOTOX® or Juvederm®, can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. If you do not have time for a facelift procedure and recovery, injectable fillers are a viable alternative.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it’s not surprising that you want to look and feel your best. A plastic surgery procedure that enhances your physical appearance while simultaneously boosting your self-confidence can be the best investment that you make in yourself. You deserve to be a gorgeous, glowing bride as you walk down the aisle toward the person you love the most.

For more information about planning a plastic surgery procedure before your wedding, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Weniger today.