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Bridalplasty: Before "I Do?"
Bridalplasty is a growing trend that has brides going above and
beyond traditional wedding preparations in search of that "perfect"
look. Brides normally get a facial, teeth whitening, a gym pass,
tanning, cut and/or color their hair. But with Bridalplasty, some
brides are showing up to the alter with a new face, opting to go
under the knife for plastic surgery before their big day.
The most common procedures range from botox, to veneers to the more
serious operations such as breast augmentations, tummy tucks, nose
jobs, and liposuction. One bride featured on Good Morning America,
had suffered a life-long struggle with weight and opted to have a
tummy-tuck and breast lift instead of a honeymoon. The same bride
claimed that the excess skin around her mid-section was so unsightly
to her that it really affected her self-esteem, especially after all
of her work to slim down. After her surgery she claimed to be much
happier to shop for a wedding gown. Plastic surgery offices
throughout the US have started offering bridal plastic surgery
packages, and let's not forget the reality show, Bridalplasty, in
which twelve women competed for their dream wedding and dream
plastic surgery procedures. The trend has inspired some, horrified
others and has many asking, "how far is too far for beauty?"
Doing it for the Right Reason
Women who choose bridalplasty want to look as perfect as possible
for their wedding. It's a chance to finally make those tiny
improvements to look "like a princess" said one bride. But critics
worry that women are doing it for the wrong reasons, to impress
their fiancè, or to cover up deep-seeded issues. Plastic surgery is
expensive, invasive and can lead to serious complications. Surgery
is not something that should be taken lightly and it's not something
that should necessarily be done for one occasion. A tummy-tuck for
the wedding, a nose-job for the first anniversary, and five years
down the road your husband is convinced he married Michael Jackson.
But then again, plastic surgery isn't new and thousands of perfectly
sane, normal women have work done every year. Dr. Kim, a plastic
surgeon featured on WINK News, said the most important thing to
consider is the motivation for plastic surgery. "If it's something
that has always bothered her, she is doing it for herself and not
for anyone else, then why not?". However, "having plastic surgery
before the biggest day of your life is risky".
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