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July 26, 2017

Timeline for Bridal Cosmetic Surgery: Part One

Beautiful bride wedding makeup hairstyle marriage; Cosmetic surgery

Beautiful bride wedding makeup hairstyle marriage; Cosmetic surgery

Congratulations! You’re engaged. Whether it’s a year, six months, or just two weeks until the big day, getting ready for a wedding is an exciting time. But let’s be honest: it can be stressful, too. Between the caterer, florist, photographer, and dress, there is one thing many brides forget: to take care of themselves. In the days and months leading up, it is important to prioritize wellness and make time for adequate sleep, exercise, and relaxation despite the seemingly endless list of “to-dos.” This will not only help to promote productivity and keep nerves at bay, but it will also ensure you are at your healthiest, best self as you prepare to make that ever-important walk down the aisle.

In addition to cosmetic surgery, there are also several non-invasive, facial treatments now available that involve minimal downtime, providing quick and easy improvements for busy brides. At The Aesthetic Wellness Center, we offer an array of options to accommodate a variety of needs and schedules. Not sure what you’ll have time for? In this two-part series, we’re highlighting the most popular procedures and treatments for brides-to-be, all of which are conveniently provided at The Aesthetic Wellness Center.

One Year Until the Wedding

Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Surgery): If you’ve always been self-conscious about the profile of your face, now may be the time to seriously consider cosmetic nose surgery. The procedure begins with a personalized consultation with our double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ahn. In that initial conversation, Dr. Ahn will take several photographs and discuss your potential before and after results using a computer imaging system, answering any questions you might have to turn your dreams into reality.

What to expect:

Immediately after surgery, a small cast will be placed on your nose to keep it protected and in place. Your nose will likely be stuffy and there may be bruising of the lower eyelids, which cold compresses can help to reduce. After 7 days, the cast and sutures will be removed. At that point, most clients experience minimal yellow discoloration of the lower eyelids. While most of the swelling goes away in 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the remaining swelling does take longer to resolve, particularly in the tip.

Some activities will be prohibited in the weeks after the procedure. Sun exposure, exertion, and risk of injury must be avoided for at least the first few weeks.

Two to Six Months Until the Wedding

CoolSculpting (Non-Invasive Fat Reduction): This breakthrough, FDA cleared procedure uses cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery. It is virtually painless, requires zero recovery time, and is best suited for clients who have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to improve. It is not, however, a weight loss solution for people who are obese or a liposuction substitute.

What to expect?

Taking only 30 minutes to an hour, patients may feel a slight tingling sensation, but experience little to no discomfort throughout the procedure. In fact, many patients use the time to read, get some work done, or simply relax, and are able to return to everyday activities immediately after. Some patients experience temporary redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in the treated area, which soon goes away.

While most patients start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks following the treatment, the most dramatic results typically occur after 2 months (though improvement can continue for up to 4 to 6 months). Because this cooling procedure actually causes fat cells to die, results are long-lasting*, as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise.

*Individual results will vary. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahn and the staff at The Aesthetic Wellness Center to understand your treatment options.

Pressed for time? Not to worry. There are still plenty of options available that will give you a refreshed glow on your wedding day. Keep an eye out for Part Two of our Wedding Timeline, and give The Aesthetic Wellness Center at 508-366-2020 to discuss the best treatment options for you!