Every spring sees a surge of plastic surgery patients who want to look fantastic for their wedding day.
Tampa, Florida (May 2013) – According to Tampa cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joseph J. Castellano, both brides and grooms are booking appointments in record numbers before this year’s prime wedding season to look their best for the big day.
“Obviously, everyone wants to look fantastic on their wedding day,” says Dr. Castellano, a breast augmentation specialist in Tampa. “After all, the photos and videos are set to become future family heirlooms. So it’s only natural to want your big day to be as perfect as possible.”
According to a survey taken on The Knot, a popular wedding planning site, brides are taking more time to plan their weddings than ever before, often starting over 12 months before the wedding date. And, although summer is often thought of as high wedding season, The Knot also reports that many brides are choosing to get married in the fall.
“The spring months are an ideal time for cosmetic procedures, both for people who want a few medspa treatments before their summer wedding and for people who are looking for a more extensive surgical procedure in advance of their fall nuptials,” adds Dr. Castellano. “You want to build in a healthy buffer to allow for recovery time before the big day.”
For women and men with more time on the planning end, cosmetic surgeries like breast augmentation or liposuction can be performed months ahead of time. Couples that are closer to their wedding date may opt instead for minimally invasive procedures that require little to no recovery time, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injectables or injectable fillers. Chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion are other minimally invasive options that can smooth and even out skin tone and minimize facial scarring or irregularities in time for this special occasion.
“I don’t think putting extra effort toward your appearance is anything new when it comes to your wedding day,” adds Dr. Castellano. “It’s just that things like liposuction are now getting included in the list of other beauty preparations.”
The nickname “Bridalplasty” has been coined in reference to brides who opt for plastic surgery before their weddings, and the practice is becoming increasingly common. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction can help women look ravishing in their wedding dress and men fit perfectly into their tux.
“Liposuction can definitely help fine-tune your figure before you start dress shopping,” notes Dr. Castellano. “I’d encourage anyone who feels self-conscious about their appearance to stop by my practice to see what options they have to enhance their self-image. After all, feeling good on your wedding day is priceless.”