Prenup Plastic Surgery: Would You Say “I Do?”
If you’re thinking of getting something done, when better than before the biggest day of your life, as well as the most important photo shoot of your life? All eyes will be on you, which is something you should enjoy, not feel anxious about. And it's not just for that day… imagine that photo that will forever be sitting on your mantel. After you have kids and age as gracefully as possible, you will always look at that photo and revel in the one moment you felt the most beautiful. That alone makes doing something worth consideration, but for those who are most concerned about living in the moment, getting spruced up will make you feel uplifted and make the day that much brighter.
One in three brides now considers getting plastic surgery before her wedding, with about 10% following through. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, weddings are the #1 special event women request procedures for - (engagement photos alone are inspiring hand lifts). Nose jobs, eye lifts, and facelifts are the most common invasive procedures, but generally young brides tend to stick with fillers, Botox, and chemical peels Personally, I would not go and get major work done – at least not immediately before the wedding, because you don't want your groom to be shocked because he doesn't recognize the person walking down the aisle! I think subtle changes would be the best route. And we can all use a little polishing around the edges. Everyone gets months’ worth of facials (or was that just me?) so doing peels and fillers are just one more small step. This isn't just for women either; there are 2 people at the altar after all. Men are also getting prenuptial work done like eye and neck lifts. And most can also use a peel or two. It could be a romantic prenuptial couple’s retreat to the plastic surgeon's office. Or is that going too far?
But if there is one area that has always bothered you, whether it’s your nose, eyes or chin - doing it before you get married is the optimal time, not just for photos and staring eyes, but it is a way to take that moment and make the most of it. This is the time for you to shine, and in my opinion, it's all or nothing. You should go all out with your absolute best at your wedding and never look back with regrets. The practical side to this argument is, once you are married you tend to get lazy about your looks and life does get in the way… trust me. You are busy with marriage, kids, work and thus, you’ll start to put your own needs aside. The next time you are considering cosmetic procedures will probably be when you really need them, when you are wishing to reverse time and lift what life has dragged down. Yes, I am there now and I do it, but it doesn't hold the same optimism and excitement of doing it for your wedding day.
No matter how you and your bride/groom decide to prepare for your big day, make sure you're doing it for yourself and no one else. And make sure you are doing all the research necessary to help you decide not only the right procedure for you, but so you know in advance how to, extend the life of the procedure you opt to pursue before saying "I Do."