Brides, moms not the only ones getting ready for the big day

June 20, 2012

Brides, moms not the only ones getting ready for the big day
Brides, moms not the only ones getting ready for the big day

It's not unusual to hear about a bride-to-be opting for cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal - or even plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, a tummy tuck or breast augmentation - in order to look her very best on her big day.

Brides' mothers also often choose to undergo various cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in order to improve their appearance before their daughters' weddings. And now it seems that brides' fathers are getting in on the action as well.

According to a recent report on Fox News, a New Jersey-based plastic surgeon said that there's an increase in fathers undergoing procedures such as injections of Botox or other facial fillers before they walk their daughters down the aisle.

"The wedding season nowadays is like Christmas or New Year's, that's how crazy it's become," the surgeon told Fox News in Philadelphia.

Tom Colucci is one of the dads who wanted some help turning back the hands of time before his youngest daughter's wedding. A few months before the big Italian wedding, he opted for a pair of noninvasive cosmetic treatments - injections of Restylane and Botox.

"I'm starting to see some creases and extra wrinkles that weren't there before," Colucci told the news provider. "I want to look as good as I did ten years ago for my other daughter's wedding."

In the end, Colucci said he was happy with the results, which cost him about $1,100 to achieve.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the average cost of an injection of a Botulinum Toxin Type A, such as Botox, was $328 in 2011. The average cost to have a hyaluronic acid filler, such as Restylane, injected was $560. However, fees vary based on location and how much product is used.

Those interested in improving their appearance for a wedding, special event or any other reason should consult with a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist in order to determine the proper course of treatment and maintain safety.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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