Cosmetic Surgery

How to Time Your Cosmetic Procedures for Your Big Day

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You want your wedding day to be perfect, from your dress right down to the centerpieces. So it’s not uncommon for brides-to-be to plan a cosmetic procedure or two in preparation for their big day. The key to putting your best look forward for your walk down the aisle is to get the timing just right. Whether you’re planning a med spa treatment or a tummy tuck, sticking to these timelines for your wedding can be a huge help.

Tummy Tuck Timeline

Sure, you might be following a super healthy diet and pulling two-a-days at the gym in preparation for your wedding day. But if you’re finding that getting rid of certain trouble spots like love handles or a belly pooch isn’t exactly working out no matter how much you work out, a tummy tuck and/or liposuction might be your best bet.

When planning a tummy tuck for your wedding, try to leave 4 to 6 months of wiggle room in between your plastic surgery date and your wedding day. This should give you enough time to take it easy, recover, and staring seeing your new shape. If you want to reduce swelling after your tummy tuck faster, wear your compression garment, kick junk food to the curb and drink plenty of water.

Breast Augmentation Timeline

If you’d like a curvier hourglass figurebefore the big day, you might be thinking about getting a breast enhancement procedure in time for your wedding. Since it can take some time for your implants to settle into place and for swelling and bruising to subside, try to schedule your breast augmentationat least4 months in advance.

Whether you want breast implants or a tummy tuck, let your plastic surgeon know when your wedding date is so he or she can help you map out the perfect timeline to have your new look ready just in time for the festivities to begin.

CoolSculpting® Timeline

One of the benefits of body contouring with CoolSculpting® is that since it’s a nonsurgical procedure, you don’t have to worry about extensive downtime. That said, you’ll still want to try to schedule your CoolSculpting treatment at least 3 months before your wedding, because it can take that amount of time to see your results.

Some people benefit from scheduling a second CoolSculpting treatment 2 to 4 months after their first procedure, so you might need to factor this into your wedding timeline as well.

Med Spa Timeline

If you’re looking for a way to get smooth, glowing skin before the big day without surgery, med spa treatments like BOTOX®, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers or chemical peels might be the best fit. Even though nonsurgical treatments generally don’t require downtime, you’ll still want toschedule your appointment at least 2 weeks before your wedding.

Some swelling, bruising, redness and peeling can happen up to about 2 weeks after many med spa treatments, so you want to make sure you give yourself enough time before your wedding or other big event to enjoy your final results.

There are a few ways you can help to minimize swelling and bruising, like avoiding NSAIDs, vitamin E, St. John’s wort and other blood-thinning medications and supplements several days before your treatment.

Finally, whether opting for surgical or non-surgical cosmetic treatments, it’s crucial that you choose a reputable provider who is certified and properly trainedto help reduce the risk of complications and ensure that you get the best results in time for your walk down the aisle. In the hands of an experienced professional, your pre-wedding procedures can go off without a hitch.

 

Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He is a member of numerous societies including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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How to Time Your Cosmetic Procedures for Your Big Day
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Planning your tummy tuck timeline for your wedding? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee B. Daniel of Eugene, Oregon offers some scheduling tips.
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