June is here and to quote Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson,”It is wedding season.” Brides are expected to glow and look flawless, the Mother of the Bride wants to look better than the Mother of the Groom and vice versa, and everyone wants to look as fabulous as possible. More and more brides are seeking services from not just their hairdresser, trainer, dietician, wedding planner, but from a plastic surgeon as well. The biggest question is, “What procedures can I have before my wedding? And when?” Dr. Shah recommends giving yourself an adequate amount of time for healing prior to the wedding. (Click here for link to wedding and big event timetable).
For patients seeking subtle age enhancements, a gentle touch of botox or facial filler can be performed, ideally with a minimum of 2 weeks time before the big day. This allows the rare patient who bruises plenty of time to recover and not stress about the healing process.
For those seeking nasal reshaping (rhinoplasty), Dr. Shah recommends at least a 3 month period of time with 6 months to a year being ideal. This allows for swelling in the nose and especially the nasal tip to be minimized as much as possible.
Mothers of the bride and older brides may be candidates for a face lift or eye lift. These are typically best performed 3 months prior.
Many brides are also seeking longer lashes, which can be achieved through the use of Latisse, which should be started 3 months prior to maximize the effects.
With weddings, it is all about the details. For some brides and mothers of the bride or groom, it is about fading a line or smoothing a nasal bump to make the day as special as possible.