How to create a picture-perfect wedding with cosmetic procedures
Getting married is stressful enough as it is, and it can get even more stressful if you’re got a particular body issue that’s been wearing on your mind.
Looking for photographers can make it worse – seeing their portfolios filled with picture-perfect people can be tough, and make you worry about whether you’re good enough.
First things first; of course you’re good enough! There’s a reason your partner wants to marry you, after all. It’s worth remembering that the photos you’re seeing – in magazines, online or in portfolios – will likely have been edited, as well as the fact those featured in them will be wearing heavy make-up.
That said, there’s a difference between suddenly developing nagging doubts about how you look and having had a sustained issue with something for years. If it’s the former, cosmetic procedures are almost certainly not for you! Those kinds of doubts are common, and the sort of thing you’ll find fades away given time. However, if it’s the latter, then you may want to consider cosmetic surgery of some kind.
It’s important to remember that cosmetic surgery is still surgery, and therefore has a lot of risks and recovery associated with it. It’s not something one should jump into with little thought, and it’s definitely not something to do last minute before your wedding! That said, it can help you obtain the picture-perfect wedding you’ve always dreamed of, so if you’ve weighed up all the risks and possible downsides, then read on.
Firstly: what sort of cosmetic procedure do you want? There are procedures that are not surgical in nature, and are thus lower risk (but also potentially lower impact). If you’ve got a particularly stubborn patch of fat you can’t seem to shake, then rather than going straight for liposuction, consider cryolipolysis instead. It’s a non-invasive procedure, and it’s better at targeting specific zones anyway. Other common non-surgical procedures include laser hair removal treatment (though this needs organising a long time in advance, since it often takes multiple sessions), teeth-whitening – which can be done by most dentists – and dermal fillers.
It may be, however, that none of these can target the issue you have – perhaps you want a breast reduction, or something done to your nose. If this is the case, then it’ll be a surgical procedure. Spend time looking up reputable locations to get it done, and don’t be afraid to walk away if something doesn’t feel right to you. This is your body and therefore you should be a hundred percent happy and comfortable before going through with the procedure. Make sure they’re aware of what exactly you’re hoping for and that they’ve gone through any risks with you – any doctor who pretends there are none is not a safe doctor to go with. Other things to watch out for is whether they have patient reviews, whether your GP would say they were good, and just how much information they give you. It’s far better to feel like they’re giving you lots and lots of information, even if some of it may seem unnecessary, than to wonder what exactly they haven’t told you. If it doubt – ask. They should understand that cosmetic procedures can be daunting, and be happy to answer any questions, no matter how silly you think they are.
One thing you’ll need to prepare for is the recovery time. You want to leave the estimated recovery time and then some extra, which means that you need to be looking into procedures well in advance of your wedding! It’s no good getting your nose changed if it means you walk down the aisle with two black eyes, after all. As well as physical recovery time, you’ll also want some time to get used to your new look. Even if it’s a look you prefer and have been hoping for for some time, it can be weird to look in the mirror and see something that you’re not used to. You don’t want to spend your wedding day feeling slightly awkward and uncomfortable, so make sure you’ve left yourself time to adapt to your new style and learned to love the new you.
Finally, whatever you choose, remember this: your wedding might not end up as picture-perfect as the ones you’ve seen, but it’ll be perfect for you so long as your partner and you are happy. Prioritise that – whether that happiness comes about through the above procedures or not – and you’ll have memories made to last a lifetime.
By Alfred Stallion and CosmeticSurgeryClinic.co.uk!