If you’re a soon-to-be-bride getting ready for the Big Day, you may have considered a makeover to ensure you look picture perfect for your wedding. Some brides are taking things one step further by going under the knife for a plastic surgery makeover instead. The VH-1 hit reality TV show called Bridalplasty has shed some light on this emerging trend that, according to Newport Beach-based plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton, is spreading across the country.
Brides today are seeking out everything from breast augmentation to rhinoplasty to achieve their ideal look for their wedding day. Dr. Lawton reports that, “Brides are spending anywhere between $200 to $12,000 on procedures to help them feel and look their best on their wedding day.” She says that the most popular procedures for upcoming weddings include: Botox, Juvederm, breast augmentation, body sculpting and rhinoplasty. Many of these procedures are performed with local anesthesia, which means the bride can enjoy a speedy recovery. Some require very small incisions, so it’s unlikely that wedding guests would even be able to tell that the bride has gone under the knife.
"Typically, for most cosmetic procedures, it takes about six months before final results are seen," she says. "What is most important is a woman has a realistic outlook on cosmetic surgery. They need to remember their future husband loves them the way they are. A little enhancement is one thing, but be cautious not to over-do it," says Dr. Lawton.
Dr. Lawton is taking advantage of this sudden increase in demand for bridal makeovers by offering a new bridal consulting program. She typically charges $150 for a consultation, but is waiving this fee for brides interested in getting some of today’s most popular cosmetic procedures in preparation for their big day.
Dr. Lawton has a practice in Irvine, California. More information about Dr. Lawton can be found here.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a plastic surgery makeover before your wedding day, take some time to look at these plastic and cosmetic surgery before and after photos. These will give you a better idea of what to expect from various procedures, and can also help you track down a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to perform the procedure.