Every bride wants to look perfect on their wedding day, and for some that means going under the knife. Pre-wedding cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular; especially non-invasive procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and injectable nose jobs. However, before you decide to undergo cosmetic surgery right before your wedding, there’s a few things you really need to know.
Is cosmetic surgery the best option?
The first thing you really need to think about is whether or not surgery is the best option. It’s really important to think about the long-term effects of the procedure you’re contemplating and not just your wedding day.
For example, if you’re planning on undergoing liposuction, you’re also going to need to make changes to your exercise and diet regime. If you don’t, it’s likely you’ll regain all of the weight you lost during the liposuction procedure within as little as a year.
Always take into account the long-term effects of a procedure and ensure you’re choosing surgery for you, rather than somebody else. If you’re not doing it for you, there’s a high chance you won’t like the results.
Assessing the risks
Even minimally invasive procedures come with some risks. There’s always the chance something could go wrong and the results may not be how you imagined them to be. While it is generally safer than more invasive procedures, bruising, swelling and infections are still a possibility.
You can reduce the risks by ensuring you choose a reliable and experienced surgeon.
Always pay attention to recovery time
If you are having cosmetic surgery before the wedding, it’s extremely important to pay attention to recovery times. If you’re having fillers for example, even though they are non-invasive, they still require some recovery time. Anti-wrinkle injections can take up to two weeks for any bruising and swelling to go down. So, always leave yourself at least two weeks before the big day to have minimally invasive procedures done.
For more invasive procedures such as a facelift, liposuction or eyelid surgery, you’ll need to ensure you give yourself at least a couple of months to recover. This allows plenty of time for any bruising and swelling to go down.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that if something goes wrong, the recovery is going to take much longer. So, you need to account for any potential complications when deciding when to have the procedure carried out.
Overall, pre-wedding cosmetic surgery can help you to feel amazing on the big day. However, as you can see, there’s a few factors you really need to consider before going under the knife. It’s highly recommended you talk through your options with an experienced and reliable surgeon before deciding whether pre-wedding cosmetic surgery is right for you.