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More Brides Choosing Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to Enhance Beauty 

Posted December 31, 2014 in Breast Augmentation, Chemical Peels, CoolSculpting®, Injectables, Laser, Liposuction, Peels

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

Since she’ll be wearing a form-fitting gown that reveals her every contour, it’s no surprise that liposuction and breast augmentation top the list of most-requested surgical procedures for many a bride-to-be who visits Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella. Though dieting and trips to the gym are part of the routine for most brides in the months leading up to the big day, it’s not uncommon for certain areas of the body to retain stubborn areas of fat. To eliminate these unwanted lumps and bumps, many choose to have liposuction to enhance their shape and proportions. The procedure can be used to improve the contours on almost any area of the body, including the arms, tummy, waist, and thighs.
In conjunction with liposuction, many women opt to have the fat that is removed injected into their buttocksto give them a rounder, lifted contour—better known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure has become increasingly popular thanks to celebrities Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, who made shapely buttocks a trend-setting feature.

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.

Cosmetic Injectables

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 713.799.9999 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.

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