Prenuptial cosmetic surgery may soon become a common expenditure for wedding budgets – both in the States and UK. The rising trend of cosmetic surgery for brides-to-be seems to be taking off, with more women anxious to look–and feel–their best on that special day. Take 28 year-old Cambridge resident Eneshia Prescott, who found her ideal wedding gown, but worried her B-cup bust just wouldn’t fill out the dress. Prescott was just one of thousands of ladies who opted for a plastic surgery bridal makeover, more commonly known as “bridalplasty.” After undergoing a breast augmentation that boosted her to a curvaceous D-cup, Prescott says “Walking up the aisle seven months later, I had never felt so confident. We had a military church wedding in North Yorkshire, and it was the best day of my life. It would still have been amazing if I hadn’t had the surgery, but I wouldn’t have felt so good about myself.”
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says that weddings are the number one reason cited for cosmetic surgery procedures. It’s no longer just about the makeup, perfectly coiffed hair and gown – it’s about achieving that “picture-perfect” look, and doing so safely and with little downtime.
So which procedures top the list when it comes to cosmetic surgery for brides? Facelifts, breast enlargement, liposuction, nose jobs and eye lifts are among the most requested prenuptial plastic surgery procedures.
Amanda Rockey had battled with her weight for years, and after successfully dropping 240 pounds through the aid of gastric bypass surgery, she was left with sagging skin that no amount of exercise could remedy. The 31 year-old underwent an arm and lower body lift one year before she took her marital vows. Rockey was ecstatic with the results, saying “I’m just so happy I did it…I wanted to wear the strapless gown.”
For other brides-to-be, the distant sound of wedding bells may mean a less invasive approach to looking their finest. Dermal fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm along with Botox injections are sure-fire ways to diminish fine lines, plump up the lips and look refreshed; and since they’re in-office treatments with virtually no recovery time, these non-surgical fixes are also in high demand. Other facial rejuvenation treatments that are increasingly popular are chemical peels and microdermabrasion, which clear away dead skin cells giving women fresh, glowing skin. Optimal results with both procedures are achieved after several sessions that are performed every few weeks.
According to Nazar Kazzazi, medical director and consulting surgeon at MYA Cosmetic Surgery, a wedding often serves as a catalyst for brides to be who want to address body issues that have been plaguing them forever. “Some of the brides coming in for treatment have been unhappy with some part of their body for years,” he says. “But they want their wedding pictures to present the best possible image of them.”
While bridalplasty has some critics questioning the extreme measures women take in their quest for physical perfection, prenuptial cosmetic surgery has given countless women incredible confidence on their wedding day.
Plastic surgery, like any medical procedure, is not without inherent risks. For this reason, it’s important that any woman who is considering a plastic surgery bridal makeover seek a reputable cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience. Board-certified for more than 25 years, Dr. Thomas Loeb is one the country’s premier plastic surgeons, and boasts a sterling reputation for his natural results.
During a private consultation, Dr. Loeb will discuss pre-wedding day treatments and procedures that will ensure you feel your best when the time comes to walk down the aisle. To schedule an appointment, please call our Fifth Avenue office at 212-327-3700.