It’s the time of year when love is in the air and weddings abound, and there are many details the bride and groom have to manage leading into the big day.  Tasks such as reserving dates and booking the venue, picking the wedding party and making the guest list along with a photographer, officiant, hair stylist and florist are enough to make the participants’ heads spin.

Weddings and Cosmetic Surgery


One aspect that is recently becoming more popular as part of the wedding check list is getting a little nip and tuck before their celebration. No, we aren’t referring to the wedding dress or tuxedo…we are talking about cosmetic procedures.

After all, it’s the day many girls dreams of, so having some cosmetic surgery done to look their best on their wedding day does make sense, especially with all the photos that are taken.

Some of the more common choices are minimally invasive procedures with injectables like Botox and fillers to help hide wrinkles, plump up the lips, and make the hands look younger, but body contouring and skin care techniques are also popular.

More invasive surgeries that have been performed pre-wedding day are liposuction and breast enhancement. There are some brides who are past having children that opt for a full-blown mommy makeover to help them look their best in their wedding dress.

This quote is from a cosmetic doctor who refers to such a patient:

Plastic Surgery Before the Wedding — Yes, It’s a Thing | YouBeauty

Brides-to-be do come in for what’s known as a Mommy Makeover, a breast surgery combined with a tummy tuck. I spoke with Mistie Dumas, 40, who is getting married on August 1 and having her 32Bs enhanced to DDs this June. After five kids and two C-sections, she told me, “I don’t feel like the rest of me looks my age, and I want my body to match my face.”

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According to the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a woman’s wedding day is the #1 occasion that was noted as a reason to strive for a picture-perfect look. It seems cosmetic procedures and your wedding day are a match made in heaven.

The next video was taken 4 years ago, but even though the types of procedures have changed a little, the idea of looking your best for your wedding hasn’t:

There are some things to consider if you are planning to include a cosmetic procedure in your wedding budget. Depending upon the surgery, it needs to be scheduled far enough out so that you have plenty of time to recover.

Another reason to plan in advance is that if it is an invasive surgery, your doctor won’t want you flying off on a honeymoon too quickly afterwards so they can properly monitor your recovery.

Quick fixes like dermal fillers, Botox, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing need at least a week of time in between the procedure and the big event. However, the following surgeries require three months of preparation time:

Cosmetic surgery before a big event | UC Irvine Health | Orange County, CA

Schedule in Advance


Surgical procedures require more planning. Ideally, patients should have a consultation at least three months before their big event, he says. UC Irvine Health plastic surgeons offer a broad range of procedures, including:

  • Eyelift
  • Facelift
  • Breast augmentation, lift or revision
  • Tummy tuck
  • Nose surgery
  • Liposuction
  • “Mommy makeovers,” a combination of procedures to meet an individual’s specific needs

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Cosmetic doctors in California are busy because not only is it wedding season but it’s also time to hit the beach. These factors as well as the high population and movie-star lifestyle make it a common practice to get touch ups done before any big occasion.