More Brides Choosing Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to Enhance Beauty
By Sherri Roberts
Like most reality shows, E! network’s Bridalplasty features a fascinating mix of unscripted dialogue, unharmonious personalities, and concocted contests that inspire no shortage of weeping, scheming, and cat fights as contestants vie for the coveted prize: the wedding and plastic surgery procedures of their dreams.
Though the show takes it to sensational extremes, it puts the spotlight on what is becoming an increasingly popular choice for brides-to-be and members of the wedding party: surgical and non-surgical cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to help them look their best.
Every bride wants to look radiant and beautiful on her wedding day. And while a manicure, pedicure, and perfectly coiffed hair are on the beauty checklist for most of them, many are also electing to have procedures to enhance their physical features and give their complexions’ a smooth and even glow.
Liposuction and Breast Augmentation
CoolSculpting® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction
For those who would like to reduce fatty bulges without the need for downtime or anesthesia, CoolSculpting® is a safe and simple fat reduction alternative that uses cooling technology to freeze away fat cells from the targeted areas. Patients can read or work on their laptops while the one-to-two hour treatment takes place at Dr. Patronella’s Added Touch Medical Spa and, immediately afterwards, return to their normal activities. A single treatment reduces fat by an average of 20 percent, with the full results visible about 8 to 12 weeks after the treatment session.
Breast Augmentation: Saline or Silicone Implants
Many of the future brides who consult with Dr. Patronella desire to improve the shape and size of their breasts through breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants. The majority of women, said Dr. Patronella, want natural-looking results that give their breasts a shapelier appearance which fits well with their bodies’ proportions. To help them choose an implant size and visualize results, patients have the opportunity to try on breast implants of various sizes during their consultation.
Nonsurgical Procedures to Smooth and Brighten the Skin
Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Laser Treatment
To give their skin a fresh and even-looking glow, many brides and members of the bridal party have a series of skin resurfacing treatmentss such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatments. These treatments slough away the dead skin cells and debris on the skin’s surface which can dull the complexion and clog the pores. The result is brighter skin which has a smoother, more evenly-toned appearance.
An additional laser treatment that is very popular with women is laser hair reduction. A series of these treatments allows you to enjoy silky smooth, stubble-free skin without the daily maintenance and time that a shaving routine requires.
In 2010, cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX®Cosmetic, Dysport™,and Juvederm™ topped the list of most requested nonsurgical procedures. Their popularity can be attributed to their effectiveness at diminishing fine lines almost instantly in a quick office visit that typically takes less than an hour. And, for women who desire to have a fuller, shapelier pout, injectables can also be used to give the lips a kissably soft, plump look.
While breast augmentation, liposuction, skin resurfacing, and cosmetic injectables are some of the most popular procedures for brides-to-be, many other aesthetic concerns can be addressed, as well, including rhinoplasty (nose job) to improve the appearance of the nose and bring it into harmony with other facial features, tummy tuck surgery to give the tummy a smooth flat look, and facial rejuvenation procedures. If you are interested in cosmetic plastic surgery, it is important to plan the procedure to allow sufficient time for any bruising and swelling to diminish.
If you are interested in cosmetic plastic surgery to enhance your appearance, call our office at (713) 575-1996 to schedule your consultation with Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella. His goal is to help you achieve your appearance goals through an experience that is smooth and rewarding from start to finish.