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Procedures to Have Before Your Wedding Day

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One of the biggest concerns for both brides and grooms is their personal appearance, not just on the day itself, but for the photos they’ll look at for years to come.

Since there’s plenty to worry about when planning a wedding, many brides and grooms seek a little help achieving the perfect look. Often, this comes in the form of plastic surgery, skincare treatments, or even just a little pre-wedding pampering before the big day.

Preparing for a wedding is stressful enough without having to figure out which treatments to get. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most popular pre-wedding cosmetic procedures for grooms and brides, as well as when it’s best to get them.

Cosmetic Procedures to Get 12 Months Before Your Wedding

If you are considering plastic surgery that will change the shape of your body, it’s highly recommended to have it done at least one year before the wedding date. Doing so will allow plenty of time for scars to heal. It will also ensure that fittings will be based on your body after the procedure, as opposed to before since many of these procedures take several months to develop their final results.
  • Breast Augmentation - Women may choose to have breast augmentation to enlarge their breasts, breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of their breasts, or a breast lift to give their existing breasts a perkier and firmer look. Known as gynecomastia, breast reduction surgery for men is also a popular pre-wedding procedure.
  • CoolSculpting® - An FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting® can reduce the presence of fat cells without any surgery or incisions. Using the principle of cryolipolysis, cold temperatures are used to target fat cells and break them down. 
  • Liposuction - At Wilmington Plastic Surgery, we offer both traditional liposuction to remove larger unwanted fat deposits and Smartlipo, a less invasive procedure designed to remove smaller pockets of fat.
  • Body Contouring - Particularly useful around the core and thighs, body contouring can be used to remove loose skin and extra fat, as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite.
  • Rhinoplasty - One of the top plastic surgeries of all time, many brides and grooms choose to get rhinoplasty before their wedding. Not only can this procedure improve the aesthetic appearance of your nose, but it can also be used to fix structural issues that may impair breathing.
  • Blepharoplasty - Time can have a great effect on the appearance of eyelids, causing them to droop, sag, and become puffy. Eyelid surgery works to correct that, giving men and women younger, healthier-looking eyes.
  • Brow Lift - Brides and grooms with wrinkles or creases on their foreheads may opt for a brow lift to tighten the skin and achieve a more youthful look.
  • Ear Lift - Unhappy with ears that stick out or are too big? An ear lift can help improve the proportion of your ears and adjust them to your desired position.
  • Facelift - Especially popular amongst older brides and grooms, a facelift can be paired with several other procedures to reduce signs of aging and help improve your entire look.
  • Scar Reduction - If you’re worried about old scars being an eyesore in your wedding pictures, you may want to invest in one of our many scar reduction procedures

Cosmetic Procedures to Get 6 Months Before Your Wedding

Some cosmetic procedures need to be performed in stages or may require several rounds of treatment to be effective. To ensure there is enough time to complete the process before your wedding day, these procedures should be started around six months before your wedding.
  • Laser Hair Removal - Typically requires at least two treatments, laser hair removal can slow or stop hair growth on virtually any part of your body, including the face, abdomen, groin area, and legs.
  • Ultherapy - Using ultrasound technology, ultherapy is a non-surgical way to tighten the skin around the neck and jaw without the invasiveness a facelift requires.
  • Chemical Peel - We offer a wide variety of chemical peels to suit whatever your needs may be, all designed to revitalize, rejuvenate, and restore your skin to youthful glory. These peels can be spaced out and repeated several times before your wedding for the ultimate effect.
  • Injectables - If a facelift is too much, injectables are a wonderful way to smooth lines and plump skin with minimal swelling or side effects. At Wilmington Plastic Surgery, we offer BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, Juvéderm® VOLUMA™, Juvéderm Vollure™ XC, Juvéderm Volbella™ XC, KYBELLA™, and RADIESSE™

Last-Minute Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Procedures

If it’s too late for any of the above procedures, don’t worry - there are plenty of spa treatments you can get up to one month before your wedding.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing - If you want the effects of a peel without the downtime, laser skin resurfacing is the right choice for you. Plus, laser treatments can also stimulate collagen growth and boost healing.
  • Facials - Perfect for brides, grooms, and everyone in the wedding party, facials are a great way to freshen and cleanse skin before the wedding. You could even make it part of your bachelor or bachelorette party!
  • Dermaplaning - Using a surgical blade and precise movements, dermaplaning scrapes away layers of dead skin and exposes the glowing, new skin underneath.
  • SkinPen® - The perfect way to improve the skin’s appearance in a jiffy, SkinPen® is great for reducing things like stretch marks, acne scars, mild discolorations, and the effects of sun damage. 
  • Teeth Whitening - Last but certainly not least make sure to have your teeth whitened. You are going to be in hundreds of photos on your wedding day & you want your smile to be big and bright.

In addition to the services listed above, Wilmington Plastic Surgery and Skin Care MedSpa also carry a variety of at-home skincare products to use before your wedding day. To learn more about which products are right for you, or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at 910-509-SKIN.

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