Yesterday, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield (This Morning), briefly mentioned that they were looking for individuals who were thinking of undergoing cosmetic surgery prior to their wedding.
I remember my wedding day vividly, even thought it took place almost 12 years ago. Like all brides I wanted to look my very best, especially when taking into account the fact that all eyes and a video camera would be focused on the groom and I.
While its natural to want to be seen in the best light, pre-wedding cosmetic surgery seems a little extreme. Despite the fact that cosmetic surgery is, by its very definition surgery, with all the associated implications; there is a growing trend for brides (and grooms) to turn to cosmetic surgery. A recent study of 1000 engaged individuals (roughly 50:50 female/male split) found that more than half the brides and 39 percent of grooms were considering cosmetic surgery or an aesthetic treatment.
One question that must be asked is why would brides-to-be desire such a radical change in their appearance? Is it a long held desire or an impulsive decision aimed at perfecting their appearance on the day? If the latter, then healthy eating, exercise, makeup, supporting undergarments, jewellery and even the dress itself can boost confidence and help them to achieve the look they desire.
For those brides who have wanted plastic surgery for years, timing is everything. Serious consideration should be given to recovery times, side effects and how surgery will affect their wedding and honeymoon e.g. dress size.
The most popular procedures were:
1. Botox - 68 percent
2. Teeth Whitening - 62 percent
3. Liposuction - 55 percent
4. Breast Augmentation - 47 percent
5. Face plumpers - 43 percent
1. Veneers - 78 percent
2. Botox - 62 percent
3. Hair Plugs - 41 percent
4. Liposuction - 33 percent
5. Chest Reduction - 25 percent