September 7th, 2011 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
Bridalplasty was the controversial American reality TV show that had 12 engaged women competing to win their “dream” wedding and multiple cosmetic surgery procedures. The idea is not as farfetched as it may seem. Most women dream of their wedding from the time they were small girls, and wanting to look their absolute best is not unreasonable.
“Bridalplasty” has been around for a long time, but just recently became a popular topic of conversation since the “new buzz word” was coined by the reality show. For years women have done whatever they could to make their “special” day perfect. Many go on diets or change the color and length of their hair, or have a makeup artist do their makeup. And many have a surgical procedure. The most popular cosmetic procedures for brides, have been; Botox and fillers, breast augmentation, liposuction and rhinoplasty.
It is important to plan ahead so healing can be complete. And it is highly recommended that the “husband to be” is in agreement. A new look is not the kind of surprise most men appreciate.
If the surgical procedure is something the bride has been wanting a long time, such as breast enhancement or a nose job, then why not proceed before the biggest day of her life? The photographs of the wedding are something that will be shared for years to come, and if an aesthetic change is to be made, most women would want it to show up in the photos.
But if the surgery is a decision made on a whim, then further consideration should be given. This is something the bride should be sure she is doing for “herself” and not outside influences.