Plastic surgery up for grabs at bridal expo

December 7, 2011

Plastic surgery up for grabs at bridal expo
Plastic surgery up for grabs at bridal expo

It's a sign that many brides-to-be are seeking out both surgical and non-surgical plastic surgeries in order to look their best on their wedding day. Allure magazine reports that a recent bridal expo featured a booth advertising liposuction and raffling off $400 worth of Botox injections.

"Many prospective brides - and grooms - get liposuction so they can look good in their gown and on their honeymoon," an Atlanta-based plastic surgeon told YourPlasticSurgeryGuide.com. "If you are planning to undergo liposuction before your wedding, do it about a month before to look great in your wedding gown. If you want to put on your bikini and show off your new figure, you need a month for bruising to go away, to be totally safe."

But liposuction isn't the only plastic surgery on many brides' pre-wedding makeover list. According to a recent article published in the British newspaper This Is Lancashire, many women are waiting until they're in their 30s or 40s before getting married and want a little help looking their very best for the big occasion.

Procedures such as Botox or Dysport injections, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are quick ways for brides and bridesmaids to improve their appearance for a wedding. Often times, they're opting for more invasive procedures, too.

Body-contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck, arm lift or lower body lift as well as procedures such as breast augmentation and breast reduction may help brides achieve their desired wedding day appearance.

No matter what procedures brides-to-be choose, experts say it's important to discuss recovery time with a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon. After all, it would defeat the purpose of having some work done if bruising or scarring is visible on the big day!


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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