14 August 2009

As the wedding day approaches and brides and grooms face the looming worry of looking their best in wedding photos and on honeymoon, the Plastic Surgery Channel reports that married couples-to-be are increasingly considering cosmetic surgery procedures.As ever more people look to cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance for the long term, many brides and grooms are focused on the short term benefits of looking good on the big day, and when relaxing on the beach on honeymoon.Breast augmentation is particularly popular with brides-to-be. Past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Dr. Foad Nahai has revealed that male and female patients ask for everything from Botox injections to facelifts, eye surgery, liposuction, tummy tucks and even full body lifts. Such procedures demand a lengthy recovery period, requiring the happy couple to plan ahead and undergo surgery far in advance of the wedding. San Diego plastic surgeon Brian Reagan advises: "It is important that you give yourself time to seek out multiple consultations, and to give yourself not only plenty of time to heal when things go as planned, but... you need to give yourself time to do a revision, if necessary." Mr. Reagan also reveals that some patients start planning their procedures up to a year in advance of the big day. Perhaps more surprising is the news that not only the bride and groom, but relatives and wedding guests also undertake cosmetic surgery to look their best on the big day.