For the old married folks at Costhetics, the wedding season may seem to be a long way in the past. For brides-to-be and their grooms, however, there’s a lot to accomplish between now and then, particularly when it comes to cosmetic enhancement.

Surgical and non-surgical treatments can help couples look picture-perfect for photos destined for Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and the wall above the TV.

To help you look your best, Team Costhetics has put together a list of popular procedures that can help you shine, along with tips for scheduling.

Timing Is Everything

Aesthetic enhancement, particularly cosmetic surgery, should never be a snap judgment. In fact, in Australia, the Medical Board recently passed legislation that requires a seven-day cooling off period for all patients considering a major procedure.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and creating a more beautiful you takes time, too. Some so-called “lunchtime” treatments certainly offer immediate benefits. However even simple, non-invasive treatments may require anywhere from a few weeks to a few months until maximum results are achieved.

We thought it would be helpful for you to see a timetable of the different steps you need to take to ensure a successful outcome:

  • Schedule your consultation
  • Reflect during the mandatory 7-day waiting period
  • Schedule your procedure
  • Have your procedure
  • Take some downtime (if necessary)
  • Let swelling, bruising, and other signs of your procedure diminish

6 Top Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures for Weddings

Australians are lucky to have a tremendous number of meticulously trained and highly experienced professionals to provide treatments labelled “procedures brides want most” by the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery:

  • Rhinoplasty – Requested by 50% of Brides – A complex surgery that changes or enhances the size and shape of the nose. A minimum of six months for recovery will be needed.
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lifts) – Requested by 48% of brides – This surgery takes care of bags, wrinkles, and fat deposits around the eyes. Expect at least 7-10 days of downtime after your procedure. To look bright-eyed for your special day, have your surgery no less than a month ahead of time.
  • Facelift – Requested by 42% of brides – Facelift surgery lifts and firms sagging tissues in your face, removes excess skin, and smooths deep folds. There are many, many types of facelifts, each with its own healing time. Depending on the complexity of the work to be done, facelifts should be scheduled six months or more prior to your wedding day.

On the non-surgical front, brides want:

  • Wrinkle injections– 88% – The effects of wrinkle relaxing injections start taking effect in a week, but the benefits last for a few months. You can book early and watch yourself get more beautiful as you get closer and closer to your wedding day.
  • Dermal Fillers – 76% – These injections plump cheeks, lips, and other parts of the face that are wrinkled or sunken. The treatment lasts 6-12 months and should be performed no later than two weeks ahead of your wedding to allow for healing.
  • Chemical Peels – 25% – Chemical peels dissolve dull, dead skin cells to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin. Even a gentle peel can cause some skin drying, so schedule your peel at least two weeks before your wedding.

The last thing you want to be thinking about as your wedding approaches is recovering from a beauty treatment or cosmetic surgery. Costhetics wants you to walk down the aisle like you were on a red carpet and pose for your wedding pictures with the confidence of a super-model.

Toss us the bouquet, and don’t forget to send some snaps!

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