04 September 2013

Bridal portraitOf all the things to remember when organising a wedding, going under the knife is working its way up the list in the US. According to leading New York surgeon Dr Carlin Vickery, many brides are turning to plastic surgery to make sure they look their best on the big day. She recently removed some unsightly moles from the face of a bride-to-be and has noticed a surge in prenuptial procedures.I did a scar revision on a really ugly shoulder disfigurement caused by an earlier shoulder surgery. The bride wanted to wear a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown but felt self-conscious about the scarred shoulder, she said. Post-surgery the scar went from beet red to flat and white. She looked and felt gorgeous in her wedding gown. Described by some as bridalplasty, a recent survey in the US found one in every 10 brides now undergoes injections, fillers or surgery before their wedding. Dr Vickery was one of the first American surgeons to adopt scar-minimising techniques for breast reduction surgeries. She serves as a research investigator for the newest generation of breast implants.